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J. Meyers

J. Meyers
Home Town: Deferiet, New York, USA
Living In: Buffalo, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Italian Iced cookies
About this Cook
I just graduated from college and work as an editor for a publishing house. One of my new favorite things to do (besides knitting and crocheting) is cooking! It's such a useful skill to have, and is actually quite relaxing. I love to tinker in the kitchen and am often trying out new recipes and innovating old favourites. =)
My favorite things to cook
Bread, cookies, and... dinner! =D
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday times always find our table so full of delicious things that I want to follow the same tradition when I have a place and a family of my own.
My cooking triumphs
I once made a full-fledged Colonial-period recipe (from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia) chocolate cake from scratch. That was a few years ago, but to this day, I still consider that my cooking opus.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few, such as failed fudge, desert-dry cakes, rock-hard cookies, and dishes that I've accidentally added way too much salt to. But you know, none have ever been too disasterous, and you learn a little more each time. =)
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Gingerbread Cookies
Delicious recipe! Makes a whole lot of cookies. I rolled the dough into logs and cut them up into little circular cookies. You could probably roll jelly into the dough if you do this, though you'll want to chill them longer than two hours if you do, to make sure they stay firm while you're cutting them. You can substitute butter or margarine for shortening. You can also use maple syrup instead of molasses for a more subtle taste, and brush a thin sweet mixture of confectioners sugar and water over these cookies when you're done instead of using store-bought frosting, for a more authentic taste. =)

33 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2006
Canadian Shortbread 'Eh'
I cut them into little maple leaf shapes, and was going to take a picture, but then my family ate them all up before I could. They didn't even last three days in the house!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 16, 2006
Egg-Free Bonbon Cookies
I dribbled a frosting made from Confectioner's sugar and water over the top of these cookies, so it tasted a lot like those cherry cordials. Several people came to me later and told me that these were the best cookies they've ever had!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2006

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