Jane wanted to make some cookies as an after-school snack for the two olders. I believe she may have the gift of hospitality, that girl. We pulled out the standard cookbooks and were left feeling uninspired. So, off the bookshelf came the golden-tome: Fannie Farmer.
Fannie's great. First of all, she specifies the recipe by order of operation. She only tells you the ingredients as you need them, so you add everything in the right order. Drives me nuts when recipes list all the ingredients first, but out of order! Fannie's method is much more logical.