Good recipes to share with friends.
It’s funny, because I made these cookies before Christmas. I have a huge backlog of recipes to post for you and have missed a couple weeks, so I’m getting on top of it and doing it right.
Currently, I’m immobilized as my ankle heals from surgery last week. I’m keeping it up and iced as much as possible, but that also means I’m very stationary and very bored most of the time. Luckily, it’s not as bad as when my ankle was first broken so I should be up and at ’em really quick. In the mean time, I’m getting photos edited, drawings coloured and recipes typed. Not to mention, I’m crafting some fantastic new ideas that I’ll be putting in the oven once I’m more mobile.
Since Valentine’s Day is approaching, I thought I’d share a cute video about lost moments and crushes. I’m not a fan of really sappy songs, so you’re not getting any sugar-coated love songs from this baker. This song is by Born Ruffians, from their newest album, Birthmarks. I think they’re just dandy and this video has such a beautiful tone to it. It kind of matches the colour of cookies:
What kind of celebrations do you have on Valentine’s Day? I, personally, love chocolate and try to indulge a little more than usual in something special. Last year, I made Red Wine Truffles that were truly unforgettable. If chocolate is your weak spot, like me, then check that one out for sure.
If you want an awesome movie about love, check out Amour. It’s streaming on Netflix, and it is beautiful. It won many awards including the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 2012 and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2013. It is so deserving. I admire its honesty about love and the realness of the characters. It’s a more mature film about love, so if you’re looking for something youthfully romantic, then this is not the one… but you should still watch it sometime. I’m tearing up just thinking about it. Oh, all the feels.
Finally, my last Valentine’s Day recommendation: Make these cookies with your favourite person! If your lover isn’t that into baking, prepare the dough ahead of time and have fun putting them together, together. Now, here’s the recipe:
His & Linzers Cookies
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen, depending on size.