So last night, I baked. I gathered my ingredients from boxes. I pulled out the electric mixer and I made brown sugar cookies. The trick really is to do it all in stages. Pull out your items, organize them, make the dough and then clean all of it up. Put away all the ingredients while the dough chills, and then sit down and watch some Dancing with the Stars until you're ready to face the toaster oven. What with technology being what it is, and my brother, the Scientist, managing to finagle a $160 toaster oven for $20, we have a pretty high quality machine. That being said, space is still the number one limiting factor and I found myself making batches of four cookies at a time, while running back and forth between dances.
Speaking of which, did you see Nancy Grace's adorable new dance partner? And wasn't Ron Artest (oh, excuse me, Metta World Peace) gross? And weren't you amazed at how charismatic Chaz Bono was? Or how funny Carson Kressley is? Ah, this show is so silly I can hardly stand it.
Ok, back to what I was so saying. What was I saying? Oh yeah, these cookies were yummy and definitely worth the hassle. They're made entirely with brown sugar, with a bit of ginger and cinnamon in them. But they're not ginger snaps. They're thin and a bit chewy and I could imagine them being outrageously good as an ice cream sandwich. But also good alone. Yum.