I made cookies the other day! I have been meaning to try this recipe for a LONG time, and I never had an occasion. But yesterday one of the gentlemen at my job moved on to greener pastures (he found a better job) and to celebrate we threw him a party.
I am so sorry for the wretched photography. I did find my camera this morning, so there's hope for the future.
Anyhoo, I used this recipe from Baking Joy. It was an adventure because I don't have a good scale and the recipe is European, with the ingredients listed in grams. In fact, here is an approximate representation of my scale. Only mine is a little chintzier. Really. It's a wonder anything I make turns out.
But I'm happy to say the cookies came out perfectly! I did not use caster sugar, as the recipe says, because I've never in my life seen caster sugar in the grocery store. I also could not find Cadbury Chocolate Caramels, so I used Dove. I was out of chocolate chips (that has never happened, ever! What gives??) so I used mini chips. Finally, I have no idea what a bun tin is, so I used a mini muffin pan. :-)
I doubled the recipe and got 68 cookie cups, which means the original recipe would make 34 cookie cups, which means a bun tin is about twice as large as a mini muffin tin because the original recipe on Baking Joy made 15 cups. (Yay, I can do math!)
(Again, I apologize for the pictures. Go over to Baking Joy to see some good photos.) The cookies were all gone by the time I left work, which was pretty impressive because I didn't set them out until lunchtime. I will definitely make these again, and I may even use the base cookies as my chocolate chip cookies for Christmas this year.
Speaking of Christmas, this morning I realized that it's about six weeks away and I nearly panicked. I have not started anything yet and I like to be done shopping, etc., by the end of November. I hate crowds. And I have not bought anything for Thanksgiving dinner yet. Eeek. If you need me I will be under my bed, curled up in the fetal position.
But that's all for today.