While ultimately I would LOVE to turn a few batches of cookies into thousands of dollars raised for charity, I am accepting my limitations and starting small. Raising awareness or paying homage to some often forgotten causes will be my starting point.
But the real first step: improve baking skills. Yes, this is the fun part!
In the spirit of starting small (and making my way up of course), I decided to whip up a batch of the smallest and cutest little peanut butter button cookies I’ve ever stumbled across on this Internet.
Found at 17andbaking.com, this recipe promised bite size peanut buttery goodness that I just couldn’t resist.
I followed the recipe exactly as its written adding an extra 10 minutes to chill (I was multitasking as I often find myself) and made about 10 dozen button sized cookies, 1 dozen slightly bigger ones with Hershey’s kisses instead of chocolate chips, and 4 basic peanut butter cookies.
The whole process took me the better part of two hours, but the payoff was great. The little cookies were a big hit at my sister’s and my joint graduation party — Go Blue! (and now Go Gators as well for the little one!)
The cookies with chocolate chocolate chips disappeared especially fast.
Photographing these cookies was fun as well!
I also brought a plateful of cookies outside to capture some natural sunlight.
Guess what happens when you mix chocolate with Florida sunshine?
Woops! Lesson learned
P.S. My blog has moved! For more yummy recipes, check out www.youngidealisticbaker.com!