Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crime and punishment...no, wait, not punishment, just cookies.

On Saturday, Adam had a nice day planned that took us all over the city, including a trip to the Glessner House Museum down on Prairie Avenue. The house was very cool, and I am madly in love with the kitchen/pantries (yes, pantries, plural...gosh, I love a pantry). But one of the best things about our visit was that I bought this book!

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death combines some of my very favorite things: miniatures, mysteries, odd historical artifacts. Frances Glessner Lee grew up in the Glessner House. Later in her life, she created these dollhouse-sized crime scenes, complete with clues and murder victims, to help train investigators. They are kind of creepy, I guess, but entirely fascinating, and I would love to take a look at them in person.


In completely unrelated news, I made these snickerdoodles. They were pretty good. They stayed nice and soft for as long as they lasted. I think melting the butter helps with that.  But I have decided that I really prefer a snickerdoodle that includes cream of tarter. So the search for the perfect recipe remains ongoing.


Anonymous said...

Love me some snickerdoodles! I perfer mine slightly undercooked...nothing worse than a crunchy snickerdoodle!

Melanie said...

This picture makes me want to make these! I blogged a loooong time ago about my snickerdoodles... with cream of tartar. They always work for me and are a family favorite!

annette said...

I went over to Amazon and they posted pictures of some of those tiny crime scenes - very memorable in an unusual way!

jenny said...

ooh, i love snickerdoodles and i'm happy to have found your blog!!