Last Saturday was a bloggie day.
A bloggie day indeed.
Julie Beth and her husband M. came over for a visit.
I made a peach galette with some totally marvelous ginger preserves.
But we didn’t get to the galette because these were just coming out of the oven when they arrived.
I had been reading all about these wonderful cookies, and I wasn’t sure if Julie Beth was going to be bringing her kiddos or not, and I wanted them to have something fun too.
These cookies are everything that the article said they would be. I found some Merkens dark chocolate disks to use in them, but they weren’t dark enough. You really, really, really need to have some semi-sweet chocolate in these cookies. I let them set for almost 30 hours. Next time they get the full 36 hour wait.
They are the perfect cookie. Crisp on the outside edge, and they get softer and chewier the more you get to the middle of the cookie.
We all had such a lovely time.
I shared with them my absolute devotion to Apologia Science, and the boy shared his love for LOTR with Julie Beth. She knows as much if not more than the boy does about J. R. R. Tolkein and all his works.
Me, I didn’t even know that there was a LOTR till the movie came out.
Even Superman was all “have you never read The Hobbit?” And I’m all “pshhhhhh… If it wasn’t a Harlequin romance, then I didn’t even bother” ‘Cause what do shallow teen-age girls in the ’80s read but Harlequin romance???
M and Julie Beth, thanks for sharing your afternoon with us, and Julie Beth thanks for filling that obvious void in my sons life.