Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cookie Baking 101


Crazy Challenge Connection on goodreads.

Who doesn't enjoy a fresh-baked cookie -- or two or three -- from time to time? Baking cookies is one of our favorite mother-daughter things to do, so when Daughter suggested a cookie-baking challenge, this is what I came up with :) 

1 - The first step in baking cookies is always deciding which recipe to use. Will you make an old favorite, or try something new? 
♥ Read a book that was recommended by a friend or family member.  When You Dare by Lori Foster

2 - Next, you need to shop for the required ingredients. Using fresh ingredients is always best, and sometimes a recipe calls for something you don't normally keep on hand. 
♥ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in SHOP Saddled and Spurned by Lorelei James

3 - When you're ready to begin, almost every recipe starts with creaming together butter and sugar, then mixing in any other wet ingredients like eggs and flavorings. 
♥ Read  a book #5 or lower from a series Corralled by Lorelei James  #1

4 - Next is combining the dry ingredients -- flour, leavening and sometimes cocoa powder -- then blending everything together into one smooth dough.
♥ Read  a book that combines two or more genres (paranormal  romance)  Amber Eyes by Maya Banks

5 - Now for the fun part: shaping your cookies. Depending on the recipe, you can roll the dough into balls, drop it by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets or cut it out with cookie cutters.
♥ Read a book whose cover shows a geometric shape that you would find on a cookie platter - Circle (rope circle)  Wrangled and Tangled by Lorelei James

6 - Most cookies bake at a medium heat for a short time, but it's still hard to wait for them to finish baking.
♥ Read  a new release you've been looking forward to for a long time Hero by Samantha Young

7 - To avoid burning yourself, it's best to wait till the cookies cool (at least a little!) before you eat and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
♥ Read  a book with E, A and T in the title, not necessarily in order  Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

Post your favorite cookie recipe in the Cookie folder in the CCC Recipe Collection and post the link here with your challenge books :)

♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. 

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long; graphic novels must be at least 300 pages long. Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not simply skim through it.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover, include a link to the book cover.* If it’s not obvious from the book title or cover, be sure to explain how your book fits the task. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task. 
    * If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions here:Add a link to the book title, book cover and/or author 

♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read :) If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your formatting, etc. too. We don’t have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for "message #15," or to follow links back to an original post. If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. 

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