Last week for my work colleagues I made up a batch of THE New York Times cookies that so many people were making last year. Having been on a baking hiatus because of the lack of oven it is only now that I have had a chance to make them. However they just did not come out right. I blame the fact that it was about midnight that I was making up the dough (it has to refrigerate 24hrs) and I had some confusion translating cups and ounces to grams (why does it say 8 1/2 ounces not 4 ounces?). My late night math is not great. Even though I don't make many biscuits but it was clear that they were the wrong density. As an emergency measure I made these River Cottage cookies from The River Cottage Family Cookbook. They were nice but not irresistible. So I was glad over the weekend to get the chance to try the NYT recipe again. The cookies came out great and vanished quickly.