I was deep in the details of my pho manuscript last Sunday when my phone flashed an email of cookie panic from Wesley. He had gathered all the ingredients for Belinda’s amazing almond cookies and was ready to go when he noticed that I had some incorrect metric measurements. He was about to proceed until I clarified and confirmed the ingredient list.
Ai-ya, some big goofs were made when I published the recipe and tried to be helpful with metric measurements but was working too fast. I took a break from my work and checked the recipe, making edits where appropriate. Wesley went forward to make his cookies.
That got me thinking about a lovely holiday cookie platter with just 3 delicious, easy items of varied sizes, shapes and textures. Odd numbers are a good for display. That’s what my design friends and stylist Karen Shinto tell me. They’re right. There is a certain planned randomness to an odd number of items.
So here are 3 cookies from the Viet World Kitchen archive for you to slip into your schedule this week.