It's cookie time! Yesterady Maddie and I made a couple of batches of cookies from Martha Stewart's Cookies. First we made the cookies that you see on the cover -- a chocolate gingerbread cookie. Of course I didn't have one of the ingredients on hand (freshly grated ginger) and I wasn't about to go back out to get it, so we made them without. There is already ground (powdered) ginger in them, so I just added a bit more to compensate. Of course, there was probably a little lack of moisture as a result so our cookies didn't spread nearly as much as the cover cookies, but they were still *really* tasty. We also made Snickerdoodles -- a Christmas tradition. Today or tomorrow Maddie wants to make the Sugar Cookies from the book, so there are more cookies in our future.