I always come back to making cookies. I guess it's because when I first began to bake, I baked cookies. I was low-tech, imprecise, carefree - I just chucked ingredients in a bowl and forgot all of the really interesting facts my sister would teach me while we made delicious desserts. So cookies are really … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 54: Chocolate-Mint Cookies! (Plus some chocolate chip cookies…)
Sophronia and Alexandra, your amateur recipe inventors of fun-ness, are BACK! We held a weekend baking party and came up with these little drop cookie gems from SCRATCH! I'm sorry for all the exclamation points - it's just so exciting. Okay, so here's how it went down. First, we wanted to make a chocolate chip … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 53: Ginger-Chocolate S’more Cookies!
My favorite rugelach recipe I’ve made so far (granted, I haven’t baked a ton of rugelach) I found in the Holiday Cookie edition of Bake From Scratch. This weekend, I used the dough and added a bunch of random fillings, in my signature improvisational style! For those of you that don’t know, rugelach is a … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 49: More Rugelach!
First: I know I use a lot of exclamation points, and punctuation overuse is a serious problem, but come on. I mean, "awesome" is in the title! The word "awesome" just demands an exclamation point! Just saying. (Did you notice how all the sentences with the word "awesome" have exclamation points?! That was purposeful...because grammar is … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 44: Awesome Chocolate Chunks!
I know, I know - it seems like I'm baking a lot of chocolate chip cookies lately. But this bake was not about the chocolate chip cookies, or even the chocolate (though admitting that something was momentarily more important than chocolate might be sacrilege). No, this bake was about the cranberries. This sounds silly, but … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 41: Cranberry-Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies!
As I've probably already told you (or you've probably already divined from my previous posts), I don't like to follow recipes. At least, I dislike following them exactly, preferring to improvise and display creative flair (or, if my off-roading goes poorly, an educational failure). Recently, a friend and myself wholeheartedly embraced this outlook and decided … Continue reading Adventures in Baking No. 40: Cookie Experiment!
I picked up the special holiday edition of the magazine Bake From Scratch in a bookstore a few days ago, and it's fantastic! The featured recipes are innovative, interesting cookies with cool flavors! There's a ton of stuff in here I want to bake, but the first thing I made was Rugelach! For those of you who … Continue reading Baking Chronicle No. 35: Rugelach!