I came up with this brilliant idea to make cookies for all of our neighbors, family, and friends. I had four gluten free recipes, three from another gluten free blog and one from a gluten free cookbook. Two pounds of butter, four eggs, six cups of gluten free flour,eight hours, and one screaming baby later, I was completely ready to give up. The recipes were not working out the way I had envisioned! A couple of them tasted terrible, the other two either rose up too high or not at all. I went to bed thinking that cookies were just not going to happen this Christmas.
But when I awoke the next morning, I realized that I could not give up. The world needs cookies! Heck, it's Christmas. Santa needs cookies! I recalled a childhood memory with my Great Grandma Dorothy, watching her make delicious sugar cookies, and how special it made me feel when I ate them. My kids, friends, and family deserved to feel that too. There are few things in this world that can make you feel more special than a gift of homemade cookies. I had to press on.
When I started in the morning I didn't have much of a plan, but before I knew it I had mistakenly combined two of the recipes into one. Either by some divine miracle, complete dumb luck, or unknown brilliant skill, the dough turned out to be a nice consistency. The cookies followed and turned out amazing as well. I churned out batch after batch of little miracle sugar cookies. Some of them I smothered in chocolate and walnuts while the others were treated to double level jam filled bliss. Christmas was saved and my loved ones would not have to endure the depravity of a cookie-less holiday season. I had conquered and created a magnificent treat that is as delicious as it is gluten free. These can be enjoyed anytime of the year!