Here are a few photos of some "experiments" I've worked on in the kitchen. My Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookie is super soft.
Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie? I decided to add coated candy chocolates to some, for even more fun! September not only reminds me of back to school, but after school snacks. There's not too much more comforting than a warm cookie with a glass of cool milk.
|You will never miss the flour in this rich, dense cookie.|
|Yummy Nutella hidden inside.|
|I had my little helper with me for these cookies.|
Baking, for me is fun, my son Adler also has fun helping me. He loves the dough, rolling it out, mashing it, and cutting it up.
Things tend to take much longer when he helps. Mostly, the clean- up part. On the other hand, having him share the joy with me, is well worth it!
Now, I may have mentioned before that I am not the best cake decorator, I guess I could say the same when it comes to cookie decorating. However, these simple cut-out cookies are buttery, soft, and the fragrant taste make up for the simple decorations. I have a set of seasonal cookie cutters with lots of shapes, there are obvious shapes like pumpkin for October and Umbrella for April. But, what shape represents August? I figured you can't go wrong with a flower and sun shape for the hot summer month.
|I decided to use a simple sprinkling of Cane Sugar to top the cookies.|
|The soft dough needs to be chilled for at least 2 hours before rolling it out.|
|Partner baker, as well as, taste-tester.|
I've also come very close to finishing my menu, with prices! Of course, I thought I would have this done by now. But, I just have a couple more recipes that I want to try out first. So, by the end of the month I'll have a final draft ready to post! Until then, I have partnered with LocalStove. LocalStove is a platform offering meals prepared by local cooks. It's a great way for busy people to have access to home cooked food. Please check them out! I will be posting weekly offerings available for pick-up for now, possible delivery coming soon.
When I first sat down to write this post, I had the intention of talking about networking; but, I'll save that for next time...