Oh my goodness.
I cannot even explain how much computer stuff has been going on for me over the last couple of weeks. My computer, my camera and photoshop stopped communicating.
Just flat out stopped.
I was in a panic. As you can imagine.
I had things I wanted to post. I had pictures that had been taken just sitting on my camera,
to be imported and processed.
More importantly, I had a deadline I had to meet! I signed up for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and I was so worried that my computer and ability to process photos would not allow for me to post my recipe. Alas, it has all worked out.
I have never participated in something like this, but, I had a LOT of fun!
I don’t know if you remember a few years ago, the internet was abuzz with what was rumored to be the best chocolate chip cookie… EVER! It was developed by Jacques Torres and published by the NY Times.
Many people wondered if it really were as great a cookie as hyped up to be… especially, for one thing, you had to let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before even baking!
I was skeptical.
I had never tried the cookies. I was always curious, but I had never made them.
I decided pretty quickly that this would be my cookie for the swap. I felt confident that my ability to adapt a recipe to a vegan version was strong and would do the recipe justice.
And, oh boy….
these cookies lived up to the hype.
I did a test batch and brought them to the boyfriend’s office. This would be the best testing ground for the cookies, because his staff are not vegan. If they liked the cookies, then I knew it was a success.
The plate was empty in about 5 minutes.
These cookies really are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten. I think the use of cake flour and bread flour, the chilling of the dough for 24 hours, and the slight sprinkle of sea salt on the cookie… combines in a way that is an explosion of taste in your mouth!
I was excited to send these off to my recipients: Danielle from Healthy Kitschy Vegan, Kate from A Healthy Passion and Heather from For the Love of Kale . I was also excited that I got introduced to three new blogs and three new great women!
I hope that they liked eating my cookies as much as I enjoyed making them!
I received three batches of cookies, too! And they were equally as wonderful! Thank you to Tanya at Vegan Faith, Jody at Pixie and Dusty Eat and Olivia from The Yummy Year Project. All of your treats were amazing and put huge smiles on my family’s faces as the gobbled them up!
This whole experience was really fun. I got to meet new people and new blogs that I had never heard of or connected with before. I had so much fun making my recipe and sending it out. I think the only thing I would have done differently was take pictures of what arrived for me…. it simply never occurred to me to do that.
Plus, the fact that they were half eaten by the time I thought to take out my camera.