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Brown and White Cookies

A rather prosaic name for rather lovely cookies….  I’m testing these out for Gaz who is running the Abertoir Horror Festival in November in Aberystwyth.  He wants to have a Vincent Price goodie to hand out to his attendees and I thought these might be nice.  I think next time I would add more flour and definitely use baking paper rather than cooking them on a buttered baking tray.  I’m going to test again to get them perfect.  Charlie liked them though…

The last time I went to Aberystwyth I vividly recall doing a u-turn in my car after spotting someone who had a table outside their house with big jars of pickled onions on it for sale to passers-by.  I absolutely love pickled onions and can never resist them at Harvest Supper auctions, roadside stalls or farmers markets.  The lady that was selling these pickled onions shared her home with a monkey.  I am not joking.  It had a kind of “run” that came out of the house on to the street.  She said it had been troublesome all day…

Here’s how the tiger stripes and pinwheel effect is achieved

and here is how lovely the round ones look before they go in the oven…

It’s been a strange day today.  I’ve been suffering from the after effects of too much booze last night.  Whenever I go to my book club I am gripped with the feeling that it will be my last chance to drink alcohol ever.  I have no idea why.  I just kept on drinking and drinking and drinking and today I have paid the price.

I have managed to get a few things achieved despite the vice like grip of an all day headache.  I have made the Joan Crawford Meatloaf for tomorrow’s Silver Screen Sunday and the home made bisquick mix for her cheese straws so I am a bit ahead.  I also had a fun hour or so in Audio Gold.  I found a great Della Reese album

and I proposed to Charlie that we have an evening playing a whole symphony on 78rpm as there are a few classical box sets in the shop.

There was a funny moment when he was flipping through a set of classical records that were in a collection all bound together.   I pointed out that when there are several 78s clustered together in multiple sleeves of a box set it is easy to chip the edges of the records.  He said, “Are you telling me off?”  Ha ha!

About Jenny Hammerton

I am a film archivist living in London, making film star fodder and writing about movie stars and their recipes in my spare time. My main website is at - over there I record my attempts to cook the favourite dishes of the greatest film stars of Hollywood's Golden Era - 10 years of nonsense and counting!

2 responses to “Brown and White Cookies

  1. Lauren

    The cookies are lovely! I love those boxed sets of classical records. Having a symphony date at home sounds so nice! Warning: I’m probably going to steal your idea.

  2. Steal away my dear, I’m going to be pinching stuff off you soon. Don’t know what yet but watch this space!

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