It’s COOKIE PORN!

Because I am a poor little thing, instead of buying the book, I waited patiently for the library to begin carrying Martha Stewart’s Cookies.  And today, oh glorious day, the library got it in, and I have a copy of the book in my hot little hands.

I had a look through most of the book, though I tapered off towards the end in favour of an afternoon nap. Still, I’ve busted out my sticky-tabs to note what cookies I can make with what ingredients I currently have (or think I have) at my parents’ house.  Once my mother’s finished at the stove, I think I’ll try my hand at making a batch of snickerdoodles, assuming it isn’t too late in the evening for baking.

The photos, as the title of this posting blatantly states, are flat-out cookie porn.  For example, see the cookies on the cover?  Yep, I know what you’re thinking about doing with that dollop of chocolate oozing out of that cookie on the side.  Mm-hmm, do your parents know how filthy your mind is?

Martha Stewart: Cookie-smut peddler.

On the whole, the recipes for the cookies seem easy enough to make and bake, although I bet it would be easier if I had a stand mixer, as seemingly every recipe assumes you have.  Bleh.  One of the original ideas for a blog title was “The Budget Baker,” seeing as how I didn’t really have a stand mixer, and was afraid of my hand mixer for the longest time after my first attempt at using it (I flung sugared butter everywhere).  But, well, I don’t really skimp too much when it comes to ingredients, and the term “budget” might have connotations that I might’ve not intended.  Perhaps “broke-ass” would’ve been a better term.  Certainly not Martha-approved, that’s for sure.  I still have a penchant for mixing batter with forks if I’m not using one of my pastry blenders.  It’s just easier to clean than the hand mixer, which I only break out if I have to get dominatrix-style on some egg whites or something.

I love baking, but I’m not such a big fan of cleaning.

Anyway, beginning Tuesday or Wednesday next week, I should be able to have full reign over my very own kitchen empire!  I can have my ingredients organised the way I want them, and not have to worry about my mother rearranging my stuff so I can’t find it!  There will be a kitchen with a crazy side-opening oven that will be allll miiiiiine!

Well, until my roommate moves in with me.  Actually, now that I think about it, I’m not sure how often Clark cooks.  I know he can grill.  In fact, one of the stipulations of the apartment that we’re moving into was that he had to have a place to grill.  One of our mutual agreements was to make sure the place also came with an oven “big enough to fit a baby in.”  Those were Clark’s words, but I wholly concur.  In other words, no dinky stoves that were absconded from the Barbie Beachouse.

We’re serious.

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2 thoughts on “It’s COOKIE PORN!

  1. If you haven’t yet, check out ‘Sweeny Todd’ with Johnny Depp, baby packing sized ovens o’ plenty abound. Just shut your eyes between all the gratuitous violence. Look forward to tasting these cookie creations of yours at da’Dust.

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