I’m a pretty good cook, and I can bake a decent loaf of bread, but when it comes to fancy-assed cookies and cakes and pastries, I’m pretty much lost. I’m sure this is in part because I prefer to make it up as I go rather than follow a recipe and do things the same way each time.
I can handle basic cookie dough, though, so I decided to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. As I was mixing up the dough (by hand – I couldn’t be bothered with a mixer), I thought they ought to have some nuts in them. Rifling through the pantry, I unearthed some pistachios, chopped up a bunch of them and mixed them in with chips.
They aren’t fancy-shmancy Christmas cookies, but they’re super-tasty.