It all started with a friend and his birthday. He said he wanted something with chocolate. So I scoured the interwebs and found Almond Joy Brownie Bites. Ummmm DELICIOUS!! Now, the recipe said to use a box to make the brownie section. But one of my biggest pet peeves in the baking blogging world is when I find recipes that have a box recipe and then some topping on it. I’m certainly not above making a cake with a box of cake mix, I just don’t think following those directions and then putting them online is blog worthy. That just never really seemed like something crazy, different or at least it’s just not what I’m looking for in recipes (you will see me defy this rule next week, but I will explain my exception then). So, back to the post, I substituted my delicious brownie recipe and just added the topping. Super easy and simple.
I was invited to my first Shabbat dinner this past Friday. Since my mother taught me to always bring a delicious dish when going to someone else’s house, I thought a nice rugelach would be good. I have to admit, I had never had rugelach until a week prior. So for those that don’t know (like me two weeks ago, it’s very similar to a croissant but with a more cookie like exterior. I think I would have liked them to be a bit crispier/flakier, but everyone seemed to like them and they were all gone before I left the house. That could also be my croissant loving ways calling out to me. Definitely try these out for any day, not just Shabbat!
There are few things that my mother likes. She always wants either chocolate chip cookies or a regular pound cake. She doesn’t do anything different or exciting when it comes to desserts. I’ll tell her about desserts that I’m dreaming up and she always gets that look on her face like I’m crazy. Oatmeal raisin cookies weren’t too far off the norm for my mom, so when I gave her some I didn’t get that weird scowl. Instead, she actually told me that these were the best thing I’ve ever made. She likes it so much, I have to regularly make her the cookie dough for her to make the cookies whenever she wants. To have the cookie dough for yourself, check out the recipe.