This is a follow-up to a previous discussion about homemade vs. storebought cake. The consensus of sorts was that baking good cakes is hard and storebought is more consistent.
Is baking good Christmas cookies hard? I wouldn't have thought so. In fact, I pretty much assume that anybody who bothers to do their own baking these days is baking something GOOD. There's so much available in stores that why bother unless you're gonna search out good recipes and buy good ingredients, right?
Well, the cookies that turned up at my office today are terrrible. The very ordinary storebought next to them is much more tempting. I emailed a friend (thinking I was a big snob) and asked about the cookie exchange she organized. She said she is going to throw out most of what she received and has revised her opinion that anyone can bake.
All those subjected to bad baking rant away!