When I read about I Am Baker’s Call To Bakers, I jumped at the opportunity.
I like to bake. And, I like to help.
I help myself to cookies and the cookies help me in return. Don’t tell me you haven’t found solace after a bite of a warm freshly baked cookie.
No? Just me? Well, the cheese stands alone.
One of my favorite cookies, is the most underestimated – the sugar cookie.
At parties, people always seem to gravitate towards the cookie with more “things” in it (i.e., chocolate chips, nuts, oats, coconut). The sugar cookie always goes unnoticed or picked as a last alternative.
But, I tell you – don’t take the sugar cookie for granted. It’s in the sugar cookie you find the strength of the baker. It’s in the sugar cookie you can actually taste the dough without any distractions. Every part can be dissected and examined – the texture, flour to butter ratio, the crackle on top and how the salt complements the dough.
Perfectly sweet. Perfectly chewy. Perfectly simple.
Binks hates sugar cookies. His favorite cookie would be chocolate chip wherein every ingredient would be chocolate chips – pretty much chocolate chips with a small side of cookie dough.
He loves this cookie. The recipient of these should probably know that there would have been 5 more if Binks had not seen them. And, there could have been 20 less if I didn’t end up hiding the cookies from him.
For what it’s worth, he has proclaimed this the BEST sugar cookie ever.
I wouldn’t believe him except for the fact that they are.
They really are.
What’s your favorite non-chocolate chip cookie cookie? Do you like sugar cookies?
**Side note: It took every iota of my discipline and willpower not to even have one bite. I did get in a lot of smells though.