Tuesday, January 4, 2011
These cookies looked so pretty, with the dark chocolate 'midnight' color and the pretty sprinkle of powdered sugar I added. They were just a little cakey, but still just slightly fudgey and crumbly too and were a great treat for my New Year's celebration with my boys. Kayla, of course, celebrated with us as well, but isn't yet old enough to get her hands on the chocolate - I'm sure we'll make up for that in spades some day. The spices in the cookies were a nice little surprise - I went with the cinnamon and a pinch of cloves.
This week's recipe, for the Midnight Crackles, was chosen by darling Laurie over at Slush, our Tuesdays with Dorie founder, and the lovely and so helpful Jules of Someone's in the Kitchen with Julie. I for one greatly appreciate the choice of chocolate first thing in the new year.
Terribly overexposed pic to show those crackles!
So, all that said, happy blogiversary to me - three years! Incidentally, I just noticed that my last post for French Fridays with Dorie was actually my 400th post too. Two milestones for me in one week - wow! More importantly though, happy anniversary to the TWD group! Thank you for still coming here and hanging in there through thick and thin. I hope you stick around, because there is much more to come and I'm going to try hard to get back to writing and sharing more about what is happening with us than just being so vague all the time. I love you guys! I hope, that even though I don't often get a chance to comment or check in on anyone's blogs, that you know I'm thinking of you often and sending my love out to you! I don't know how I would cope with all the craziness without the support of my bloggy friends, so thank you, thank you, thank you!