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.
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.