While looking for a dessert to make last week, I stumbled across this great list of cookie recipes from iheartnaptime. I showed it to my kitchen helpers, Frank and Addie, and they (well particularly Frank) were inspired to make every recipe in the list. Like I said, Frank is so bored with his broken leg that I think he'd do just about anything, but I loved the idea. It's similar to my Bread Baker's Apprentice challenge - which I swear I will finish someday. I'm really close, but how the heck am I supposed to get motivated to make things like Panetone and 100% whole wheat bread?!
Frank took it one step further and made an index card for each recipe that we will draw out of a basket . . .
to decide which recipe to make next then use to record our thoughts about the cookie.
We've made two of the chocolate chip cookie recipes so far. The card above is for the first one we made - this one. Maggie's right, I probably did cook them a bit too long. Otherwise, they were really, really good.
We were all skeptical about the bittersweet chocolate at first - being more fans of milk chocolate - but it was perfect. I even think I like the recommended salted tops (which we only did on a few - to try). This will definitely be my new go to chocolate chip cookie recipe (like I actually had one before).
The second recipe, this one, was really good, too, but just couldn't hold a candle to the first one. We haven't written up the card yet, but the overall consensus was that it was more cake-y which apparently is not a trait our family likes in a cookie.
Nevertheless, we managed to eat them all.
We've already drawn the next recipe from the basket, and it looks very promising; s'mores cookies.
Care to join us on our cookie adventure?