By this, I mean eighty cookies (give or take a few).
This baking frenzy was the result of a few recent happenings:
- Purchasing a lot of French AOP butter at the recent Simon Johnson sale. I'm not going to specify the quantity because that will probably cause your arteries to seize up and nobody wants that.
- Discussing - at great length, and to fairly impressive detail - the question, 'If you were a cookie/biscuit, what would you be?' Try it: it's surprisingly fun.
- A genetic/social/imagined predisposition to doing things ludicriously over the top. The last time I did something of this scale was probably my birthday smörgåsbord, after which I swore I'd never do anything like that again. I guess we all betray ourselves in the end...
I digress. Here are the cookies, in no particular order:
|Passionfruit melting moments|
|Chocolate and sour cherry shortbread|
|Peanut and almond cookies|
(Note the apples placed strategically in the background to deceive passersby into thinking this cookie is healthy.)
|Cranberry and pistachio shortbread with white chocolate drizzle|
Last week, I also made some orange shortbread with candied peel and fresh zest. Drizzled with dark chocolate, naturally.
Okay, self-indulgence over. I promise to next post pictures of food made by actual professionals, and duly documented in an amateur manner.
Final point to ponder: what cookie are you?