One of my favourite things is to have an occasion, read excuse to bake something luscious that I can justify because I share the results. It was my cousin’s birthday last week and I went searching in a fairly new cookbook called Butter.
After reading, read looking at the pictures I decided upon a recipe for cookies entitled “The Homemade You Know What”. The cookies are nearly a meal in themselves with each one starting with a ice cream scoop of dough. Then when baked layered with a buttercream filling and topped with another chocolate cookie they are a generous dessert to be enjoyed with a special coffee or tea.
I certainly enjoyed mine and no one I gave them to asked for their money back so to speak so I think they were worth the effort. If I had an occasion to make them again I would make them tiny so they could be added to a selection on a dessert plate. I think that people likely would then not feel that they had to protest on general principles. I have a philosophy on desserts. Don’t waste the calories unless the goodie is truly decadent. Then eat it with abandon and without guilt.