To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
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- Don Draper

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pinterest Projects: Churro Cookies

Well hello there! Long time no see!

I am supposed to be laying out my neon race gear and packing for the Rock'n'Roll Seattle 1/2 Marathon this weekend, so clearly I'm not. I saw this pin on Pinterest of 90's slow songs and decided that clearly I HAD to make a playlist of 90's slow jams (currently I am singing along with Mariah Carey). Well one thing led to another and here I am finally doing a short photo post of a cooking attempt I had last month!

In my little family we have Friday night dinner's during the summer. It is a good excuse to get Grandpa out of the house and let us all enjoy looking at the river. Well now that Man Friend and I have our own house in the country with mountain views and a pool, we wanted to start hosting dinner once in a while as well. Our first hosting was before the nice weather, but now that the sun was out we decided it was our turn. Browsing through Pinterest I decided we should do tacos. It didn't even occur to me that it was also Cinco de Mayo weekend - perfect timing! We got all the supplies for a taco bar, with soft and hard shells!, and I needed dessert. My dessert had to be themed, and what I found was Churro Cookies! 

I shall now share with you how cooking goes in my kitchen. (I don't have photos of the kajillion times I washed my hands. I swear I touch one thing and have to wash. I might have a slight problem.)

First up, I had to get my supplies out. For me that meant some pizza for lunch, a mixing bowl, actual cookies supplies and my iPad with Pinterest open to show me the recipe!

Then I mixed together some ingredients. I think there was cream cheese and vanilla. There may have been more but that's all I see in the photo that I KNOW went into this mixture.

As instructed, I set that bowl aside and unwrapped a pie shell.

It was like making a pizza. I spread half of the mixture on the pie crust (I did a double recipe, so all of this twice.)

It was very scientific how I used glasses to cut my cookies into circles. Oh yeah, I put the other pie crust over the time, so inside the circles is the creamy sweet stuff!

I decided to use the leftover parts and make Beetlejuice inspired cookies!

I forgot to add that you "seal" the edges by using a fork on the outside edges. You can see this in this picture of the cookies that are fresh out of the oven.

While those were baking I mixed up some cinnamon & sugar and melted butter. I loved painting butter onto my cookies before covering them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

The finished product for our dinner was a success I think! We even had a Cinco de Mayo playlist to set the stage! The cookies were very tasty, but I think next time I'll put even more of the creamy mixture into the cookies. You'd eat one cookie, like it, think on it, and then realize you HAD to go back for another!

And this concludes my non-recipe dessert cooking post courtesy of my Pinterest addiction!


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