They say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
In my case, it really did! My Mom loves to bake. She is an amazing baker and you can see her recipes under VoVo’s Cozinha. Me, not so much. While I love to cook and create recipes, I am not so enthused about baking.
I really think whether you are a baker or a cook says so much about your personality. Rarely does someone really enjoy doing both.
Most people that are good at baking have a personality that is very patient and precise. Most of us that love to cook and create recipes, our personality tends to be more creative and perhaps “fly by the seed of your pants.”
I was honored and excited when I was contacted by Hershey’s to interview two of their Baking Experts from their Cookie Headquarter. I so want to create the Tradition of Baking with my kids Around the Family Table during the Holidays and I hoped that they would give me the inspiration that I needed.
The Baking Experts, Linda Stahl and Kristen Olson, were fabulous! I loved chatting with them and boy did they inspire me to not only bake but host a cookie exchange. I love that they suggested a cookie exchange with meaning…where we donate the cookies to a good cause.
I was nervous about the interview but The Baking Experts made it a piece of cake…
I was so inspired that Reis and decided we needed to bake some cookies. In this case, the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree…
Huge score for Reis…these cookies were amazing! Really light and crispy and then the soft frosting….mmmmmmm!
1 Stick Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoons of Milk
1 stick of Butter
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Cup Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
Simple. Just combine everything and frost cookies while still warm.
Kid Ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 10, Reis 10, Riley 10….even Mom and Dad gave this a 10!
Reis is one Smart Cookie and our house is now ready for Santa!