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Friday, January 8, 2010

Cookies

Sorry, not the kind you eat. (Though, you must admit: It was a pretty good hook, no? <smile>)

The web browser type of cookie. If you don't know what a cookie is, hop on over to Sonlight's page on cookies.

I just cleaned the article up. I hope it's clearer. I think it is, considering it used to have paragraphs like:

When you enter a Web site using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing such information as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your Web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same Web site, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom Web pages.

I've noticed something about Sonlight's older web content: We try to be so helpful that the content becomes overwhelming and unhelpful. I'm working on fixing that.

Brevity with clarity.

It's a beautiful thing.

In other news... did you notice the new 2010 logo?

And please feel free to share your favorite edible cookie recipes in the comments.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

6 comments:

Ken said...

Brevity with clarity. We just ordered "On Writing Well". We have heard that is one of the main points of that book! What a concept. About cookies though, I am quite ambivalent.

mom said...

Okay, I smiled. I blogged about real life cookies today and have a recipe sitting next to me to type up for tomorrow's blogging. I find real cookies much more wonderful to talk about than web cookies...hee hee!

Hope you're both feeling better and the talk of cookies doesn't flip flop your stomachs!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

se7en said...

Well, finally I know what a cookie is!!! Who knew!!! Here are some cookies for you guys: http://www.se7en.org.za/2009/10/01/a-mothers-almanac-se7en-of-the-best-cookie-recipes Have a fabulous weekend.

Luke said...

Sometimes I'm not as brief as I should be. I like to hear myself talk <smile>. It's okay to be ambivalent toward cookies, Ken. You don't have to love them <smile>.

Baked cookies definitely taste better than web cookies, Tammy <smile>. And so far, we've been healthy enough not to have stomach issues in the last several days... which is nice.

Glad I could be informative, Se7en <smile>. And thanks for the link!

~Luke

Heidi Lois said...

Oooooh oooh ooh! I know I'm half a year behind the curve, but I just made the most amazing sugar cookies. I just have to share!

Normally, I taste a tinniness in sugar cookies (which I associate with leavening, though I have no proof yet of its connection). These cookies taste nothing like tin.

SNOWMAN SUGAR COOKIES
(This is the doubled version - made about 6 dozen for me, though calculations suggest it should only have been 4 dozen. This discrepancy could be due to the fact that these cookies are meant to be rolled and cut, then baked on a cookie sheet; and I used a small cookie dough scoop to drop them into mini muffin pans from The Pampered Chef.)

Blend at medium speed:
1-1/3c butter
1-1/2c sugar
2Tbsp + 2tsp milk

Add and beat well:
2tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

Add and mix to combine:
4-1/4c all-purpose flour
1Tbsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375'F. Prepare for baking (on cookie sheet or in mini muffin pan or whatever) and bake for 7 to 9 minutes.

Would make a fabulous fruit tart crust if baked on round stoneware - but bear in mind cooking time will need to be increased.

This recipe was printed on a dishtowel my mother gave me; I'm sorry to say I have no idea who made it up. But baking in muffin pans was my idea, and all my friends love it! The cookies turn out so soft and crumbly... Yum!

Luke said...

Oh man, those sound good. I'm glad they do not have a tin flavor <smile>. Thanks for sharing, Heidi!

~Luke


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