I do a lot of baking, but like most activities it goes in waves. Right now my schedule has been knit, knit, bake, smu. By the end of the month it will look more like: smu, smu, eat, smu, smu, sleep. The joys of NaNoWriMo.
This giant cookie is just that. I found a recipe at allrecipes.com, but really any good cookie recipe will do. Your cookie will be a bit thicker than normal and just spread the cookie dough out in the pizza pan until it is between two inches and an inch from the edge of the pan. Mine ran a little onto the ridge of the pan, but it came off all right with only a little cracking (which isn't even visible in the photo).
One of the many suggestions for this is to make two slightly less gigantic cookies by spreading the batter in two 9 inch cake rounds. Doing this could make one delicious mondo cookie sandwich. Yummy!
I've been very lucky this month. I have been donating to the Red Scarf Project1 (and my scarf is soaking in water now before being spun cycled to dryness and blocking). Norma is spearheading another fundraising drive for the project and has some fabulous prizes donated from all over knitterdom.
I went to look at the site over the weekend, because she is still doing daily (or near daily) updates and found out that I won the beautiful mega sock prize. Between that and the great sock exchange that I'm doing with another knitter, I am awash in knitterly goodness.
1I was not a child in the foster care system, but when I went off to college my parents didn't send care packages or anything like that. Being left on your own, especially as a first generation college student, can be very lonely. The packages help show that you are still important and loved when everyone and everything you know feels so far away. I always felt very lonely when people in my dorm got packages especially around the holidays and Valentines. So, I can imagine how special receiving something as simple as a scarf with a gift card for a little something nice - restaurant, fast food, iTunes, etc. can be.