Friday, May 18, 2012

Cookies for the End of the Week

Every year, Dr. Mad Scientist signs me up to bake a couple dozen cookies for his Friday night AA meeting.

Being on maternity leave, it was kind of nice to take my time this year making the cookies and not having to pull a late-nighter on Thursday so they'd be ready on Friday for him to take.

Gah, I hate it when work interferes with baking!  Ha ha!

This year I did two types of cookies.


S'mores Whoopie Pies and Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Squares.


I've used the cinnamon chips before -- in my very first Knitcircus Cookie submission!  And they just sounded good to me right now.  When I bake for these things, I try to make one non-chocolate offering for people who may not like chocolate (yeah, I know, hard to believe they exist).

Even though I didn't have to rush after work to bake these, I still had to bake them between a certain someone's naps--so the recipe is straight off the back of the bag of cinnamon chips.  My only modification was that I baked them a little longer than 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes they were still a little too doughy in the center.

Not that that's a bad thing, but for presentation to others, I wanted them to hold up!


You might remember these s'more whoopie pies from February when I baked a batch for my departing boss.  (I think I blogged about that!)

I had a hankering for them again now that it's almost summertime proper and prime s'more season.

The recipe is straight from here. The only modifications I made was that I used my standard whoopie pie marshmallow filling that doesn't use shortening, and I didn't use buttermilk (just regular milk) in the pie portion of the cookie.

I really should just quit my day job and bake cookies for a living.  Cookies are so much less high maintenance than the people I have to take care of at work!



Blogger Ellie said...

it's so tempting sometimes to think about baking for a living... if I was in NJ I'd totally visit a bakery that makes s'mores whoopie pies :-)

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang those look good! Dr. MS's friends are soooooo lucky!

Love, Mom

12:22 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

have I not been telling you for years to write a cookie cookbook? It could be half thrifty-tips and have cookie porn. I really really want one of those smore woopie pies!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

The cookies look delicious, especially the whoopie pies. I know the folks at the meetings probably really look forward to your cookies!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Those look amazing! Yum!

4:57 PM  

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