Monday, May 16, 2011

Trial Run

I did a trial run of the homemade Samoas cookies for the bake sale this past  Thursday.  I( had a blog written and saved last week but I can't seem to find it!)  I brought these bad boys into work and had my coworkers critique them.  Most people thought they were perfect just they way they were but I think I might add less coconut and less chocolate on the bottom of the cookie so that I can fit more cookies  into the cookie bag.  I also didn't realize until after I drizzled the chocolate that I forgot about the hole in the middle.  This is how the first batchcame out:  

The butter cookie is perfect and is a great dough to work with.  Its really easy and requires no chilling whatsoever.  I've used a ton of butter cookie recipes in the past that require chilling but since I'm usually on a time crunch, this recipe is perfect.  I'm also not a big fan of coconut but the mixture is a perfect combo of salty and sweet that balances out the chocolate drizzle.  

I also spent a lot of time working on the cookie bag.  Instead of printing on kraft paper, I decided to print the design on a regular brown paper bag with my blog.  It was a very inexpensive way of advertising and would save me a ton of time in the end.  

Here's the final outcome of the changes to the cookie:
 I received an email late Saturday evening from the organizers of the bake sale.  We raised over $2400!  Thank you to all who came out to support our cause to ensure no child goes hungry. 

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