February 21, 2014

Attempting Sugar Cookies

This isn't the first time I made sugar cookies, but then again, it's been years since my last batch. I'm more of a drop cookie person, but I needed to test this recipe out for an upcoming product for The Sugar House. While making this batch, I realized a few things.

For one, sugar cookies are different from the thumbprint variety. If you look the photo below, you'll know what I mean. I thought of using the leftover salted caramel, so I added one drop per cookie. Before doing so, I made a small indention on the center of each. I topped them off with dates.

I thought they looked pretty cute at first. I was so excited to see the finished product, but I was a bit disappointed with the outcome. They looked more like little hopias (a bean-filled pastry). When I searched for a thumbprint cookie recipe on the net, I realized that you can omit the baking soda when making a batch. I bet that was the reason why my cookies puffed up.

Also, the salted caramel didn't look as pretty anymore. Maybe I should've added them after baking. Oh, well. There's always a next time.

A little powdered sugar makes everything prettier.

As for the recipe itself, I think I'm okay with it. It's just the right size. It's buttery and chewy on the inside. And I think I should mention that they go so well with tea! I had them with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's English Breakfast blend.

I can't wait to get the main ingredient - my planned cookie's crowning glory - from one of the online shops in Zamboanga. I'm sure it'll go really well with the cookie. Once I make the first batch, I'll be sure to post photos of them here. I hope they'll sell well, too.

As for my home-based business, it's been doing fine. I haven't had any orders this week, but all businesses have to expect slow days too, right? Right now, I'm just content with being able to do what I love to do.

Oh, I have another thing that I'd like to share. I'm looking for a local business who needs a supplier of baked goodies. On Sunday, I'll be delivering samples to a certain hangout here in Zamboanga. Fingers crossed that my cookies will pass the taste test!

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