To start this little adventure, I figured I would tackle something easy. Cookies!! Who doesn't love some delicious cookies and milk? People who have to turn on an oven on a 90 degree day... but I guess this is a lesson learned. Anyway, I saw this adorable post on Pinterest and wanted to create my own out of sugar cookies. I had some frozen dough in my freezer from earlier this summer and figured it would be perfect.
Scratch that. Stupid sugar cookies. There was not one star or heart that didn't break when I tried to remove them from the pan. I'm not even showing the "after baking" pictures because it is too depressing. I think they would have turned out really well if I was able to actually keep them in one piece. On a happier note, my dog loved all of the bits that came flying off as I was trying to fight each cookie with all my might.
Oh well, on to my other idea. As I dug through my freezer to find the sugar cookie dough, I came across those pre-cut "take and bake" cookies. Peanut Butter cookies nonetheless. Even better!! I had to get over the thought of preheating the oven again but figured I would bake these little gems first, and then when they were still warm, poke the holes in the middle with the straw.
BAM! Once I pulled the cookies out of the oven, I transferred them to a different cookie sheet and used the straw to make the holes. After a couple wiggles (make the hole a little bigger than the straw because it will shrink up a little as they cool) and a couple twists back and forth, the middle came right out. The dough stuck in the straw but came out with a little puff on the other end.
Now, I have a delicious cookie and milk treat that I can carry to bed with my one hand and I can carry my book in the other. Like I said before, I'm trying really hard to break this Bravo addiction!!