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Baking Issue?

Reviewing: Family Circle November 29, 2008  |  Rating:
Rhonda Straw By Rhonda Straw on
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I'm always interested in the December "cookie" issues of Family Circle and Women's Day. I enjoy reading the recipes, and making cookies. I find myself analyzing what works, what doesn't work, or what's good, and what's awful.

I bought this particular issue of Family Circle, "Holiday Baking Guide" for the picture on the cover. Those succulent cookies, all made from scratch. Succulent? Heck, they are cute. I'd love to make a basket like that and give it to someone. So, I counted the cookie recipes, which is why there's not a 5.0 rating on content, and the exact number is: 11. 11 recipes. This is the baking issue, with cookies on the cover? There's a handful of cakes, and a couple of casseroles. A pie or two I'd never attempt.

Despite the small amount of cookies, and probably this issue wasn't meant to be a the COOKIE issue, but with the pretty cookies on the cover, that totally leads your eyes to buy the magazine in the first place, you'd think there'd be more than 11.

Tonight, I made the coconut cookies. I would have had troubles had I not already owned ground coconut, because I don't own a food processor. They turned out great, and as always, they are almost gone. My complaint, I guess, is the magazine doesn't make note that white cookies need clear real vanilla. But then, I'm analyzing when I shouldn't be, and I'll make every cookie in the magazine.