It is done. The spring semester of 2014 is officially over and you have no idea how happy I am.
Of course, that’s not to say I didn’t have fun this semester. I did. I didn’t have any professors that I just could not stand and the classes I had, well besides algebra and speech, were really fun. This semester involved lots of sugar, lots of steaks, and lots and lots of butter. Does that sauce need anything? Butter. Need to kick up your cake some? Add butter. Butter is the answer.
I’m pretty sure my arteries are glad this semester is over as well.
Aside from eating way more delicious foods than I should have, I should mention that I also killed a lobster for the first time. The entire time the only thing I could think of was “Lobster killer…. lobster killer… lobster killer…” Julie & Julia anyone? And yes, I really did feel bad. For a person who doesn’t eat just a whole lot of meat, it’s hard. For my justification though he was very delicious and will always be remembered by me. R.I.P. little buddy.
Ignore my demented smile in the picture, I’m not evil I swear.
Anyway, now for these cookies. Recently a friend of mine turned 21 and so I decided to make some guinness cookies. It’s only fitting right? I was a little disappointed with the subtlety of the guinness flavor in the cookie, I think next time I’ll add more or reduce the guinness down to give it a stronger flavor, but aside from that these cookies are addicting. Soft, chewy, and very chocolatey. I would definitely make these cookies again.
I think I may just call this the year of coconut. Almost everything I make has some sort of coconut in it. Coconut cake, coconut granola, coconut tiramisu. Dare I say I’m going, coco-nutty?
You can’t not throw in a lame joke every once in a while.
So if you’ve never tried coconut macaroons let me just start by saying they will change your life. They are sweet but not too sweet and light but not straight up mereingue cookie light. They are a perfectly balanced cookie that is perfect for warmer weather. And look how adorable they are! They’re like little clouds of coconut awesomeness. And if you want to make them even more delectable you could always dip them in chocolate and you’ve got one of life’s greatest pleasures.
Being homeschooled I never related to that feeling of being done with school for the year or for a break. It was all the same really, except when we were out we didn’t have to do any work. Same place though.
I gave a very brief story behind them in that post, but hey, it’s time for me to get back into the restaurant blogging side of things and tell ya’ll about one of my latest restaurant adventures here in Austin.
Today I want to share with ya’ll some cookies I made recently.
Not just any type of cookies, no, these are chocolate. Not just ordinary chocolate chip cookies you’ve had a million times, these chocolate chip cookies have whiskey in them and are sprinkled with extra salt.