Mother of six bakes cookies,
hides them in the washing machine.
As I study and experiment with different ways to tell stories, one method I'm experimenting with is telling a story in one sentence.
It seem like an easy task and in some ways it is, but the key is to use words that load your story with enough information to garner interest, build mystery, or add humor.
Of course I never knew my mother hid cookies in the washing machine.
It was a brilliant move.
After all, who was doing the wash?
Who was baking the cookies ... and maybe wanted to save one or two for herself?
And who didn't want to hear, "___ and ___ ate all the cookies and I didn't get any."?
Today is Bake Cookies Day. I've been baking a lot of cookies these last few weeks, and while I don't need to hide them, I do like to bundle them up and give them away.
The cookies in the photo above are Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies (note: I cut the 1-1/2 cup sugar measure to 1 cup in the batter and they're plenty sweet). Oatmeal Raisin are always popular and remain one of my all-time favorites (note: I don't add the cinnamon).
And this time of year, I do like a Pfefferneusse cookie, though I'm looking for a new, spicier recipe than the one I've been using ... if you have one would you share it? Thanks.
One sentence memoir
Are you a baker or a cook? How many stories could you bring to life in one sentence?
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