Cookies for the End of the Week
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!