Friday, February 13, 2009

Best Baking Day ~ 2/12/09

It all started with an email from a friend I have never met in real life. It was about homeschool curriculum. Simple, just a question. From that second the wheels started turning and it ended with a weekly baking session called "Best Baking Day". Named by Afton herself.

What better way to kick off "BBD" than with Mike's favorite cookies. Oatmeal.

So, I presented the idea to Afton, explained what it was, that we would do this once a week, and that we would name it. As you can imagine, my little lovebug was very excited!

So, I took a few pictures along the way to share with you. Hope you enjoy!

(Disclaimer: You will see certain ingredients that I do not use on a regular basis. I used shortening and white flour because they were for Mike and I know he likes them to taste a certain way. I may experiment with healthier ingredients later on and submit them to him for a taste test. For now, when Mike wants oatmeal cookies, I better make sure I have artery clogging ingredients handy. Love you, honey!)

The ingredients.

The temp. (I ended up turning it down after the first batch. They came out a little brown. I also decreased the cooking time from 10 minutes to 6 minutes. I have a gas stove and it cooks good!)
Please ignore the smudge on the oven door. I missed that spot cleaning.

The dough. We taste tested it, of course.

Ready to bake.

The first, very dark batch. I let the kids eat them and they were pretty happy!
(I guess the cookies weren't the only things that were dark. What's up with my lighting? ugh...)

The baker and her cookies.

The baker and her brother.

Her mischievous brother!

Next week Afton wants to make chocolate chip cookies. So, that's what we'll do.


Mommy B said...

Love it!! My Mike loves an oatmeal cookie with toffee chips in it - yum-o!

StephG said...

I wish I could sneak chocolate chips in there, but I can't get away with it!!

I think I would really like the toffee chips! That would be so yummy!

Wibeche og Rune said...

They are looking so yummy:)