When he first started baking, he mixed everything by hand with a very large wooden spoon. Here it is next to a regular wooden spoon and silverware.
Several years ago, he invested in a large commercial mixer that makes the job much easier.
He mixes up all the dough in one day and stores it in the garage in giant stock pots and bowls.
His recipe is impressive and the ingredient list is no longer being tweaked. This year he was unable to get Soft-as-Silk cake flour, so he got a different brand. He noticed the difference!
Here is the recipe. I think he made 10 batches in one day! Crazy, I know!
I just found his tally from 2014 that figured out the total ingredients in pounds. He said this year he made about 170 pounds of dough, which will make about 120-130 dozen large cookies!
And so the marathon begins:
So, the question is…do I bother making cookies at Christmas? Absolutely not! I may, however, make a batch of oatmeal bread in the big mixer when it’s sitting right here in my kitchen!
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