Adventures of an Unprofessional Baker

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Thanks a lot, 10 cent bag…

Some random pre-holiday ranting may take place– be forewarned. My post-black Friday (brack fu-rai-day-ooh) trip to Target is making me paranoid about stolen data & credit card information. Considering the purchase was for Toys for Tots, do the positive possibilities cancel the negative? If “they” (not just Target) are going to charge me  ten cents … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 6

Start Time: 11:30 am Stop Time: 3:45 am Complete: Soft Chocolate Chip (2x), Cookie Butter Thins (2x), Chinese Almond (3x),  Bacon (2x), Chocolate Cherry brownies (1x), S’more (4x) Alas, the cookie orgy comes to a close.  Here’s the final list: Brown Sugar Spice Chinese Almond Chocolate Chip Chocolate Salted Caramel Chocolate Sugar Coffee Kringles Cookie … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 5

Start Time: 2:30 pm Stop Time: 3:54 am Complete: Cranberry Shortbread (2x), Salted Caramel Rounds (4x), Chocolate Chip (6x), Peanut Butter (4x), Oatmeal (4x), Chocolate Heath Bar (1) Mixed: Chinese Almond (2x) On the tail end of the baking binge!  All that’s left are the tray cookies and some experimental recipes.  Yay!  Almost done.  I … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 4

Start Time: 2 pm Stop Time: 5:30 am Complete: Snickerdoodles (3x), Extreme Brownie (4x), Earl Grey Shortbread (4x), Gingersnaps (4x), Pecan Sandie’s (4x), Chocolate covered Oreos (121- all painted), Peacocks! Mixed: Cranberry Shortbread (4x) I have a new favorite cookie!  Earl Grey Shortbread.  Technically, the kind I made was with Mariage Freres “Paris Breakfast” black … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 3

Start time: 4:30 pm Stop Time: 6:30 am Complete: Red Velvet Cookies (4x), Chocolate Sugar Snowflakes (4x) Mixed:  Salted Caramel Rounds (4x) AAAAAAAaaaaaarrrrrggghhhhhh!  Today was a bit of a wash.  I can’t believe it, but my favorite baking supply store (Sugar & Spice) was closed today!  On a Sunday?!  It would make more sense that … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 2

Start Time: 12:30 pm Stop Time: 5:44 am Complete: Chocolate Coffee Kringles (4x), Chocolate-Mint swirls (4x), Brown Sugar Spice Quatre-foils (2), Lemon Sugar Rounds (4x) Mixed: Pecan Sandies (4x), Red Velvet Crinkles (2x), Extreme Brownie (4x), Earl Grey Shortbread (2x), Balls. I’m tired.  It’s been one of those days fraught with challenges, little achievements and … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 1

Start Time: 3:00 pm Stop Time: 2:57 am Goal: 20 types of cookies, packages, wrapped & ready to deliver on Thursday 12/12 Completed: Vanilla Sugar (8x), Chocolate Sugar (4x), Chocolate dipped Oreos Mixed: Lemon Sugar rounds (4x), Coffee Chocolate Kringles (4x), Mint Chocolate swirls (4x) Let me start by saying…Doh!  Yeeeeah…I ran out of salt … Continue reading →

Christmas Cookies 2013 – Day 0

It’s that time of year again! Maybe it’s the influence of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, or perhaps it’s my brain, on the heels of a massive “visual identity refresh” at work, but it’s all about military precision this year in terms of planning.  Coulson would be proud of my tenacity, creativity and downright anal retentive-ness … Continue reading →