Growing up there was a dessert that I always looked forward to: chocolate pudding. I loved to take a dollop of cream and stir it into my pudding to create a chocolate-marbled piece of art. I always admired the beauty in all of the unique swirls and patterns and shades of color. Typically, I would end up over-stirring my mixture and was left with a light brown bowl of fluff void of anything beautiful. My solution? Fill another bowl and start again.
Cookies are by far my favorite dessert to make. The possibilities of shape, flavor, and texture are endless. Cookies can be a casual, rustic treat like the classic chocolate chip cookie or can be formal and refined like the Macaron or Palmier. Any way you cut them, I just love homemade cookies.