Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Joseph cookies


I made these cookies for St. Joseph's Day. Perhaps I was a bit obscure-- do you Catholics recognize what the shape is supposed to be?

The recipe is these white chocolate spice cookies, which I also used to make St. Nicholas cookies in December. A cake store near home sells cookie cutters shaped like all the capital letters of the alphabet, and I bought the L.

You know one reason I like my Catholic dessert category? Before, if I made cookies I was just being gluttonous. Now I'm admirably pious! For my next act I'll be converting some molten chocolate lava cakes to Catholicism.

Update: Good, VA got it. It's the straight edge carpenters use, which artists sometimes put in St. Joseph's hand so you'll be sure to know who he is.

4 comments:

VA said...

One of those hook thingies you use to get straight edges in carpeting?

...come to think, it's probably called a straightedge. (In Dutch we call it a "winkelhaak", or "shop hook". Not sure why.)

Rachel Gray said...

Well, there's a tool the English call an "adjustable spanner" but Americans refer to as a "monkey wrench", so I'm not going to criticize any other language here. :)

Rachel Ann said...

A boomerang.

Rachel Gray said...

My mom thought stockings. :)