Hi Friends, and Welcome to My Cookie Journey.
My name is Barbara Hall and I have always wanted to make good looking and tasty cookies, but jobs, kids, and life seem to make that an impossible dream. When you have a daughter standing in the kitchen crying because she forgot to tell you she needs a treat for the whole class the next day, you grab the cylinder-shaped Toll House cookie dough out of the refrigerator and start slicing and quartering it right on the pan. That is about all the time I had to learn how to make cookies that I wish were the envy of my daughter’s grade school. Fast forward 35 years and now I have more time to get creative, learn, and share tidbits of knowledge for making the best cookies you’ve ever tasted.
I also enjoy taking pictures, even though I am quite the amateur. I love seeing how I can make the cookies look as delicious as they taste. My husband got me a good camera (Nikon D70) years ago which still takes nice pictures. I purchased a good micro lens not long after getting the camera and it still works perfectly.
Career and Retirement Career
I have worked in Information Technology for the last 20 years and now I will soon have the time and the knowledge to start and maintain my own blog… what better subject than making cookies and blogging about them.
With so many tips, tools, and techniques out there, I thought I could help eliminate some of the guess work on making great cookies by experimenting with all the choices and letting you know how they look and taste with pictures and comments. I am not a cookie decorator (personally I don’t like a layer of fondant on top of my cookies) but I love seeing how people decorate those fancy cookies … my hat is off to them.
Since I am still working a full-time job I will try to get one different cookie recipe made and posted every week, so check back often but look out after I retire …