Baking Workshop!

I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I can’t deny it. I might even say it is my favorite dessert. Or at least favorite baked good. I once told A that chocolate chip cookies were like warm love. I’m not sure what that means, exactly. But I know it’s true.

A bad chocolate chip cookie is a grievous insult (I’m looking at you, Le Bus. Also, Blue State Coffee: unacceptable). But a great one (Metropolitan Bakery and Weaver Street) can’t be beat.

So when I decided to hold my first baking workshop* this past Sunday, what other delectable treat could I possibly hope to perfect? Not a mere brownie or pie or cake. Nope. Not me. I set my sights on these:

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But I am getting ahead of myself.

First, I planned:

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I compiled several of my favorite recipes, then used a primer on chocolate chip cookie consistency from Food Network Magazine. From these, I created three separate recipes, four prepping/baking methods, and six alternate mix-ins. And then…

I shopped.

I prepped.

I mixed.

I pre-heated/refrigerated.

I baked.

I cooled (tasting cookies at room temperature is best for evaluating quality).

I was nervous. Would they be disasters???

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78 75 70 cookies later…success! Stayed tuned, friends, for three new recipes:

  1. Toffee chocolate chip
  2. Chocolate chip cherry
  3. Easter cookies

In the meantime, do not fear. We found good homes for these lovely treats.

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Don’t you wish you were our friend?

* Baking workshops are full days of baking in which I experiment with different alternatives to develop new recipes.

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