Although I consider myself a fairly competent baker, I have a terrible habit of skimming rather than reading recipe directions. And as so often is the case, a combination of naiveté, ignorance and a failure to take direction causes many baked items to go straight from the oven and directly into the trash. A difficult learning lesson to overcome and one I frustratingly continue to endure.
It’s been a while since we’ve had any cookies on the table around here. I do admit that recently I’ve been slightly pre-occupied with all the delicious seasonal produce, extravagant cakes and decadent pie-making that I seem to have forgotten how nice it is to have a little portable sweet treat lying around the house. Though, I was originally not going to post these cookies due to a fear of them being deemed “too” simple – both in styling and presentation.
At the beginning of the year, I made a list of things I wanted to prioritise for 2015. I didn’t hold them as a set of resolutions that demand strict adherence or completion; rather I just wanted a set of goals to work towards which can guide along my year. Among those on the list, was a strong desire to learn how to bake a good pie.