Friday, September 20, 2013

The End of the 13 Cookie Challenge.

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And just like that, we've reached the end of the "13 Cookie Challenge." I've made two cookies in a row that were more like duds than successes, and I'm happy to put this challenge back on the shelf. I liked the excuse to reach for a cookbook instead of Pinterest. It was fun to stretch my cookie muscles beyond sugar cookies, and I found a few new cookies that I'm eager to make again. But butter, flour and chocolate chips are too expensive to bake into cookies I might not like.

The cookies pictured above where some not very pretty (or tasty) coconut fluff cookies. Not my favorite. And on Wednesday, I made a patch of pecan squares that were like pecan pie bars that were also a disappointment. They overcooked even though I baked them less time than recommending and were pretty tough to cut. However, they tasted much better than the coconut ones from earlier this summer...

In total I made eight cookies, and four were absolutely fabulous. I will be making a few of these over and over again, specifically...
(Rachel is going to be really disappointed. No chocolate cookies made the list. I don't know what's wrong with me - these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies were also very good. But now I've got to find some white chocolate chips. Pronto!)


  1. I've made the Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies several times now. They're a keeper.
    Although I feel like the trend is on its way out, chocolate fans should try Twopeasintheirpod's Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Heaven!

    1. The nice thing about peanut butter oatmeal cookies is that they include ingredients that are always on hand. And oatmeal makes everything amazing!

  2. I always need new cookie recipes!

  3. I just made chocolate peanut butter brownies . . . For some reason, they have gotten rave reviews. And the recipe is off the back of the peanut butter chip package. They were really good!

  4. I missed this post. You know what else I miss? Boyfriend Brownies. Maybe you can have a '13 recipes I make my friend Tara' challenge.


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