Because in the coming weeks I will be baking a lot of cookies. And brownies. And all sort of other yummy treats that smell amazing as they cook and will tempt me horribly.
I am the person who would not only scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl and lick the beaters with her tongue, but also take a few spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough to freeze for later snacking. I think I almost like the dough better than the finished product!
I am the person who tried to freeze baked goods to keep my paws off them, only to discover that some treats actually taste better straight from the freezer! Hello lemon bars and white chocolate chip brownies.
I am the person who discovered that “moderation” was not my middle name.
Given my previous digressions and current desire to eat well, I have mostly bid
a sad farewell to my baking days. Except for special occasions. Like when my oldest comes home from college or when my youngest has a basement full of teens. And I have gotten pretty good at resisting the batter. But I don’t dare try to freeze anything anymore, raw or baked.
This is going to be hard. Dozen after dozen after dozen, and a huge variety, and some new recipes that I hate to serve without first taste-testing.
So I need a plan. And commitment. And accountability. And willpower out the wazoo!
My challenge goal for this week is simple. Not one taste of dough or batter. Not one lick of a spoon or mixing bowl or batter-splattered finger. Not one nibble from the freezer. Not one hot baked anything. I will however, in the interests of not wanting to risk serving a less than delicious cookie, allow myself, if I feel that my son’s and husband’s reviews are not sufficient, to taste test one, and only one, of any new recipe that I try. And I promise that I won’t use that as an excuse to choose new recipes:)
Yes, I’m a bit scared. But I’m also determined. And, I know that this is only one very long hurdle to get over before the baked goods are defrosted and a huge abundance of party food is served and then leftovers are, well, left over. That’s another whole challenge and I’ll cross that
treat laden minefield bridge when I get there. So here goes nothing. Putting on my metaphorical baker’s hat and sticking a piece of gum in my mouth. First up: Rice Krispie treats.
Do you like to bake? Are you a batter/dough nibbler?
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