Because returning from a holiday in the middle of the week is, well, brutal

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Today, because yesterday was the 4th, we’re going nice and easy.

A little Belgium pearl sugar.  Or maybe confectioner’s.

Deceptively delicious.  They’ll make having to return to work on a Thursday almost okay.


Scissor Sisters.  The Kitchen Gods love ’em. Oh, and of course, there was dancin’ today.

Brown Sugar Crinkle Cookies


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture (the dough will be soft).
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.



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