The other day I was making a double batch of Asphalt Cookies. I made them into balls and froze them and then went to put them in a freezer bag. There were six that did not fit in the bag. So I baked them.
They did not look right and they tasted very bitter. I then realized that I had forgotten to double the sugar.
I then made another batch with extra sugar and combined the two. I then baked some more from this batch and they turned out quite well. So, yes cookies do need the sugar.
If you know me, you know I love to bake and I enjoy cooking, but I am not a big fan of decorating cakes and cookies. There are many people around who do a much better job at decorating than me. I have not found all of the tricks that make things easier and look better.
I think if I did more decorating, investigated new techniques and invested in tools and supplies I could do a better job and make it more enjoyable, but since my passion is more in the baking than the decorating I will probably continue to make great tasting cakes and cookies that look like they were decorated by the average mom.
This year I will also be selling coffee at the market. Just bought a very nice urn to make it in. Just have to try a text run to make sure we get ti right before we go to the market.
I found a recipe on Pinterest for a flaky GF pastry. It looked good in the picture so I decided to try it for my hand pies.
I have decided that I need to practice with making the dough, it was trickier than I thought it would be. Once I got it to a workable state it was very easy to work with, and it rolled our very nicely. It is a big stickier than regular pastry though.
The final test was how did it taste. I don't like pastry at all, so I had to ask my husband who does like pastry. He said it was ok, but you could tell that is was not regular pastry, He had 2 so they can't be too bad!
I am the owner/operator of the Asphalt Cookie Company