Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TWD - Sables, and what's REALLY been keeping me busy

Do you have any idea how hard it is to do anything, like bake cookies, when you have two uber adorable kittens in the house? I want to cuddle them part of the time and make sure they aren't killing each other the rest of the time.

Say hello to Pearl (top) and Joy (bottom). Joy is 5 1/2 months old and Pearl is 3 1/2 months old. I adopted them both from the Humane Society within a week of losing Allie. It was the first time in over 20 years that I didn't have a cat, and I couldn't take it. M. travels a lot and I get lonely.

Oh, did you come here looking for sables? Sables from Baking From My Home to Yours? For Tuesdays with Dorie? Of course you did. And I did make them, but how cute is this...


Moving on to the sables...

It was Bungalow Barbara's turn to pick. These sables were easy to make, though hard to roll into round logs and mine ended up looking more like flat tires than perfect circles. I opted to make mine cinnamon, and with almost 2 teaspoons of my favorite Penzey's Vietnamese cinnamon, they were redolent with bold, spicy cinnamon flavor. They had a lovely, sandy texture and delicate crumb which was highlighted by the crunchy Turbinado sugar along the edge. They are perfect with a steaming cup of chai on a cold day.


Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I hear a commotion in the bedroom...

25 comments:

Amanda said...

Awww what cuties!

spike. said...

Adorable! Much more fun to look at then some cookies!

Kim said...

So adorable. Kittens are the best.

Clivia said...

Aww... so cute! Umm, no cookie pics?

Erin said...

The last picture is too precious!

Teanna DiMicco said...

How cute are those kittens?! I'm dying!

Susan said...

Awww! Your kittens are darling. I remember how crazy it was around here when Snowball was a kitten. I can't imagine two! Cinnamon sounds like a yummy addition to these great cookies.

Leslie said...

Oops, thanks Clivia! Photo of the sables is up.

Cakelaw said...

Pearl and Joy are adorable! I have never had cats, but they look like marvellous fun. And your cookies look good to me - much rounder than mine!

Flourchild said...

Great looking sables! Im glad you liked them!

Bungalow Barbara said...

What darling kitties!

Thank you for baking along with me this week, despite kitten distractions! Your cinnamon sablés look good to me!

P.S. I did post some hints on keeping them round on my blog. Maybe for next time...

Megan said...

How awesome that you adopted two kittens. I wish I could bring myself to get another dog, but I just can't. Soon, but not now.

Anyways, those cute little faces totally distracted me from the cookies. And really, what's more important? (psst - kittens!)

jillbert said...

Love the kittens!! Cinnamon in the cookies sounds great.

TeaLady said...

Pretty kittys! Pretty Cookies! I wonder how they would taste with the Chai IN the cookies.

margot said...

I'm too distracted by the cute kitties to notice the sables! I'm glad you have some new furry friends to keep you company. The cookies look yummy too.

Karen said...

Love the adorable cute kitties. :) I don't know what we will do when we lose our kitty. Your cinnamon sables look delicious!

Katrina said...

Cookies--great!
But yay!!!! for kitties! They are adorable! SO wish I wasn't allergic! Happy for you!

Anne said...

I'm dying over your kitties! My husband is allergic and it kills me. Your cookies look delicious, too. I'll have to try that variation!

Tracey said...

Oh, I'm so glad you have 2 new kittens - they're absolutely adorable!

The sables look terrific! I made mine with lemon but I definitely want to try a spice version too.

Maria Salomon said...

They are PRECIOUS!

Pamela said...

Awwww! Congrats to you on your newest arrivals. Pearl and Joy are truly adorable! Lots of luck and love to you! Nice cookies, too. ;o)

Sweet and Savory said...

Your cookies are great but the kittens win. It has been a while since we had kittens. Our neighbot's cat got into my linen closet and gave birth to six adorable babies which the neighbor would not take. I had fun finding them homes and keeping two of them.

Uh, the cookies. They were really good although mine were really flat.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Pearl and Joy are just the cutest lil things ever! And I love the cinnamon + turbinado combination of your cookies.

Mary said...

I have kitten envy...they are so cute!

Kayte said...

Yep, I came looking for sables, but was extremely happy to see Joy and Pearl...Allie would be so proud of you adopting them like this, you know she would! They are adorable. Oh, and the sables are very nice, too!