When you are first learning to bake, I have it on good authority that it’s best to start out with a tried and true classic – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies!
One of my goals for this year is to become a kick-ass, fantastic baker. Why? The answer is 2 fold. Firstly, I think it would do me good to put some energy into creating something tangible. Much of my work and my hobbies are based in the digital realm, and I suspect the process of baking will serve as a nice change. Secondly, if I always have delicious baked goods on hand, perhaps I can get the validation from others I so desperately crave, without having to talk to them or do anything more than handing them a yummy baked treat. (Is that pathetic? Yes it is? Oh, ok. Forget that part then.) Continue reading