No, I’ve never heard of a klatch before either.
But when I looked it up last week after receiving an invitation to the above office event, I immediately dug the idea. After all, who doesn’t love an informal gathering, as for conversation?
For my cookie contribution, I used a recipe from a Mrs. Field’s cookbook that I’ve had forever (I think I stole it from my mom). Although I’ve tried a couple of the book’s other concoctions – with varying degrees of success – I’d never attempted the classic Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Unlike the delectable, store-baked Mrs. Fields, these didn’t turn out so great. They had a good, chewy consistency (I finally got the butter part right!), but the taste was a bit off. I think there was too much brown sugar.
Other klatch batches included:
- Holiday shaped sugar cookies
- Other chocolate chip cookies
- Peanut butter-chocolate fudge
- Linzer tort cookies
- Butter cookies topped with cream cheese icing and red sugar
- Key lime cheesecake squares
Needless to say, the afternoon sugar rush had me working at not-quite-full mental capacity. And I’ll tell you what: the employee handbook doesn’t quite cover this dilemma.