I have been baking or trying to at least, but every time that I decided to make something, I realized that I was missing something. Mildly frustrating.
For instance, I tried to make Pineapple Muffins... but half way through making a mess in the kitchen, I realized that I didn't have butter or oil. I compromised and used yogurt... because that was the only potential substitute.
It wasn't a total success.. or a failure... The muffins just had a weird gummy texture... like the texture that you get from adding too much protein powder to muffins... yeah, I'm sure everyone can relate with that example.
Today, I was set on sticking to a recipe and I tried not to go "off the grid". I wanted to test out a cookie recipe that included corn starch...
For me to follow this recipe, I had to pick up the baking essentials: butter, brown sugar, apparently corn starch, and a baking tray.
Yes!!! A NEW TRAY!!! I was very excited to test out a new tray. Ah, I love buying new bake ware. It's like buying a new pair of shoes. Just amazing.
Chewy Chocolate Lavender Cookies
The cookies turned out well, but of course, I had to get creative. I added lavender... I wonder if anyone will notice that the cookies taste like SUMMER!!
Oh, I also baked the cookies for 9 minutes (vs 11 minutes) because I'm still getting use to the oven, which runs a little hotter than my previous oven... I think.