There are some people I'd walk across fire for. I know that sounds dramatic, but it's true. My friend Sara is among that select group. If I was ever locked up in a Tijuana jail at 4am with no passport or pants (hypothetically-speaking, of course), Sara would get me out. So naturally, when she asked me to bake cookies for her wedding favors, I said yes. Then I asked, how many?
|That bowl of batter is much larger than it appears.|
All in all, I baked 400 crunchy, buttery cookies with a sprinkle of silver sugar. I used the Crunchy Sugar Cookie recipe from Fine Cooking, which I highly recommend (there's a chewy version, too, if you prefer that texture). Paired with a glass of milk, a sugar cookie is such a classic comfort.
Sara and her amazing husband, Tony, got married exactly one year ago. Thinking back on this baking experience, I laugh a little at what I mess I was in the kitchen. My rudimentary calculations to increase the recipe. How I just crossed my fingers that all the ingredients would fit in my mixer. But they did! Cookies were baked, bagged and tied with a white satin bow. And Sara and Tony had the most memorable, romantic, and moving wedding I've ever had the honor of attending.
Happy anniversary to my dear friends! Cheers to many more years of happiness with each other.