See? I wasn’t kidding about the pumpkin madness.
How does one run a baking blog and not gain tons of weight? Answer: bake something, have a little of it, then give the rest of it the heck away! (and the rest of the time, try to eat on the healthier side…)
For me, this is especially true with cookies as they seem to be both my specialty and my weakness. When I made Chai-Spiced Snickerdoodles a couple weeks ago, I may or may not have ruined my dinner a few nights in a row because I had no one to give them to. Definitely should have halved that recipe, or at least put half the dough in the freezer…there’s another idea!
Being an orchestral musician, symphony concerts are the perfect excuse to bake. I just bring the cookies backstage with me, and hungry musicians gobble them up during intermission and after the concert! It really is a win/win situation. Continue reading