The reason why I was not able to bake last week is because I was so ambitious that I tried to make sponge cake. The sponge cake turned out to be like sponge – but not the one you eat but the one you use to scrub your dishes. I was so devastated with all of the waste I made that I had the “failed cake” sit on top of the table for 2 days just because I wanted it to have a purpose. The purpose was to teach me to take things slow. That I still need lots and lots of practice before I can finally make my dream cakes – butter icing cake like Mama used to make, Brazo De Mercedes like Mama used to make, and Sans Rival like what my sister makes.
Slowly, I think I will get there. So now it’s back to baking cookies for me.
This recipe is wonderful. I am so lucky that I found this site because it gives me a lot of ideas. When choosing which recipe to follow, I just use my gut feel. I read the site, look at the ingredients, and if it sounds good to me, then I decide to follow it.
Baked by an Introvert is probably one of my favorite dessert recipe site now. Head on over to that site to check all the delicious desserts the owner, Jen, have been making.
I promised myself that I will only eat 2 cookies every time I cook because otherwise, I would have to run what I will gain off and I never liked running. So yes, I finished two cookies already but I am still craving for more. The simple solution to the problem is to just give all these off and dream about its sweet, textured goodness.
By the way, I used dried mangoes from the Philippines because hello, they’re the best. And I used See’s chunky chocolate chips that my friend got me from San Francisco.