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Yes, I'M A MESSY COOK!

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We've got a new challenge going on the Food Forum at http://slowtalk.com/groupee/forums. Sunday Slow Bakers. Each week, we take turns choosing a recipe all of us will bake. Then we either post our results on the Food Forum thread, or we blog about it, or both.

Last week, Krista chose the yummy Italian Crumbly Cake from Gina DePalma's new cookbook, Dolce Italiano. It was delicious.

This week was my turn and I picked a recipe from Gina's book as well.

I chose Sicilian Pistachio Cookies

The picture above is what my kitchen looked like after I finished this morning. But, the clean up was worth it, don't you think?

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One thing I did that I regret, was to try to make a double batch. I should have taken the time to just make two consecutive batches. I was trying to save time. The result was too much ingredient for the bowls -- a major part of the reason I made such a mess.

Then, I was so frustrated with myself that I said, what the heck, I'll just bake the double batch in one pan. That actually turned out to be a happy mistake.

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What I ended up with were cookie bars that were thicker than normal and a bit softer in texture. Almost brownie-like. We ADORE them. This picture gives you an idea of the thickness.

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I took half the cookies to the store today. Our booksellers all seemed to agree that they were stellar. At least, if you can judge by the speed in which they disappeared!

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