I made my favorite cookies Saturday. Unfortunately they were for a missionary meeting and we could only eat 1 each. Fortunately they have to be cooled in a log in the fridge soooo I made an extra log and this morning ..at 6a.m. I cooked just 8 of the cookies presumably for my son's lunch....Fortunately he didn't count the cookies before I ate 2 of them. Unfortunately I forgot and left the leftover frosting out of the fridge overnight. Fortunately that made it soft enough to spread on the fragile cookies so I could make this;
I used the recipe in my Cook's Illustrated magazine but I found it online for you here. I did not put the espresso powder in and I added chopped pecans and miniature chocolate chips. I used the frosting recipe from here that was left over from the last batch of cupcakes. These are fragile so I'm making a cardboard back to wrap with them to make it to school. Fancy they are not, 2 squares of cardboard cut from a spare shoe box. One used on each cookie and then wrapped in cellophane.
The deal is; if he does everything on his morning list without being reminded he gets them in his lunch....drat he did it.*
He makes the bread so he can have it in his lunch everyday. Actually he usually just takes the 2 sandwiches, if it is store bought bread he needs more food and will include a protein bar and applesauce. The apple in this picture? He's taking just for the surprise factor; it is pink in the middle;
*note he did not want to take the cookies in his lunch, so I insisted that he hide them from me while I waited in the car. After school he went and got them, behind the filter on the air intake for the air conditioner!