Aug
28
2009

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Camp Cookies

by Tara

Looking for something to do while we wait for our rims, I decided to do some baking today. I thought traditional Jewish jam-filled hamentaschen would be a good idea since we had all the ingredients on hand, and I was craving cookies. I started with this recipe from Recipezaar and tweaked it a little.

They don't have vanilla extract here, so I used a packet of "vanilla sugar." I also had no way of chilling the dough, so instead of rolling it out flat (probably creating a sticky mess) I floured my fingers and quickly rolled bits of dough into little balls. I made a well with my thumb, and filled each indention with raspberry jam or apricot jelly.

Cookie-Making

Tyler kindly fired up our oven and baked them for me! They turned out great, even becoming triangles (the traditional hamentaschen shape) as they spread in the pan. YUM!

Tyler the Baker COOKIES! Yum

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5 comments

Hi guys, You are probably right to order your rims in the US! Especially if they are of the rare high quality you'll never find in Switzerland. It is also a good idea to replace a broken product by the same brand - just to make sure that it is not the promised quality you need. Good luck! Don't forget to discover the Engadin. You will love Scuol very much. (Old town is below the tourist office).
Yves & Ingrid
Posted by Matz on August 29th, 2009 at 6:33 AM
Those cookies look awesome! Btw, it's not nice to make your readers drool over cookies at 8:45am!!!
Posted by Mike on August 29th, 2009 at 7:52 AM
Ingrid & Yves, thanks for the advice guys! We miss you!

Mike, haha thanks! I feel no sympathy for you, though. I'm guessing you have access to a real oven and a fridge and you could make cookies whenever you want them! :-)
Posted by Tara on August 29th, 2009 at 4:20 PM
I know you guys are homesteading now, but if you ever head out again, consider disk brakes. They don't eat rims!! Your rims should last almost forever with care, using disks.
I lost rims aplenty on tour in europe, it gets old.
Posted by jethro on October 9th, 2012 at 6:34 PM
We definitely will! We considered trying to retrofit them to our LHTs at one point during the trip but in the end the frames just weren't meant for it.
Posted by Tyler on October 12th, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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