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!)

6 comments:

  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!

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

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  2. I always need new cookie recipes!

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  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!

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  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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