Before you eat another cookie, before you even think about breaking out the mixing bowl and chocolate chips, you absolutely must read this NYTimes.com article about…butter. Well, butter and baking, to be precise.
With much useful suggested reading mentioned, as well as the highbrow treatment of baking as a science, this article is essential for any baker interested in the words flaky, light, rich, delicious and perfection. And it all hinges on one key ingredient: butter!
Do your homework. Read the article. *Then* get started baking those Christmas cookies!