BEYOND CEREAL MARSHMALLOW BARS AND ANIMAL PANCAKES
A RECOVERING COOKIE MONSTER SPILLS ALL
The Cookie Monster won a quiz show and for winning was given the choice of $10,000 cash, a new car, a trip to Hawaii, or a cookie. He took the cookie.
Generations of Sesame Street fans can identify. We love the Cookie Monster and his obsession with cookies. My own obsession with Cereal Marshmallow Bars, Animal Pancakes, and Enchanted Castle Cake began on my parents’ Saturday night out. I was a ten-year-old cookie monster mad about chocolate chips, sprinkles, whipped cream, and other food groups.
While the babysitter watched horror movies with my five-year-old sister, I mustered the flour, sugar, mixing bowls, spoons, and Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cookbook. Thinking it would make everything better, I switched up baking powder for soda, added extra sugar, and increased baking temperatures to save time. My grandmother grinned as she munched, very carefully, on my cardboard brownies and Listerine lemon snaps. She convinced me that my cookies were better than her cookies. That kept me going.
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Whether you’re a beginner or a connoisseur, The Finer Cookie is your cookiedom of simple, easy, and fun recipes, presented in a format that even the cookie monster can understand. You will here discover the delightful and inspiring art and science of creating and enjoying finer cookies.
The Finer Cookie is a collection of my best cookies, and the favourites of my friends and family. I am a self-taught baker, and a really good one. I’m here to coach, encourage, share, and let the sweet magic of cookie creation become part of your life.
The Finer Cookie cookies are flavourful and satisfying treats that are never too sweet and usually easy to make. You can devour them for breakfast, savour them as an afternoon pleasure, and abandon yourself to them as a midnight sin. You’ll want to give them as gifts, just to witness the wow-face, the how-did-you-do-it-face, the surprised and satisfied look on the faces of family, friends, and colleagues. This look says: how can a simple-looking cookie be so perfectly delicious and unique?
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