Now that I have given up all my volunteer work in preparation for things that are changing, I find myself with more time to bake and try new recipes. Although I always go back to some of the favorites, it's a nice surprise for Jeff to try new sweet treats. This weekend I made two different kind of cookies. Almond Joy Cookie - remember, this is the 4 ingredient cookie, so easy but so yummy. The second one is an experiment because I am using a butter pecan cake mix to make the cookies. Instead of following the instruction on the box, I used 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil. I added some chopped walnuts since I ran out of pecan. To make it interesting I put a splash of rum chatta liquor. The result was another yummy cookie with a nice crisp outer and soft chewy in the middle. Since I was in a baking mode, I made a French Tourtiere Pie for our dinner using a ready to use pie crust but the meat filling was from scratch. We enjoyed the pie with a side dish of my own version of coleslaw.
|Almond Joy Cookies|
|Butter Pecan Cookies from a box cake mix.|
|A slice of the French Tourtiere and my own version of coleslaw with Jicama.|