3:39 PM: The first batch (and by batch I mean three) of mihow.com holiday leg lamp cookies was put into the oven. In 8 minutes I will know if there will be a Christmas this year at all.
3:49 PM: Last year was sort of a disaster so this year I changed my recipe a bit. I added something entirely unhealthy that will hopefully make them studier as last year they fell apart. This year they’re bigger, too.
4:00 PM: I don’t like the way the cookies taste. Do I sacrifice taste for strength? Perhaps the mihow.com leg lamp cookies are better left fragile.
4:10 PM: I’m getting pissed off.
4:12 PM: There might not be Christmas this year.
4:36 PM: We must have tossed the smaller leg lamp cookie cutter we created last year because I can only find the larger one, which Tobyjoe painstakingly created for me. I wasn’t happy with its size. I asked him to make a smaller one and since he’s awesome, he did. But now I can’t find it. Either way, I’m not pleased with the size and shape of the cookie.
I have no idea what to do and too much actual work to do to start over.
5:25 PM: Thanks to some lovely comments, I have decided to press on. Another batch has graced the oven. (I had to wait for the french fries to come out) Later, I will force Tobyjoe into tasting one. Updates to come…