You can never go wrong with cookies. I think that that is a very important lesson to baking - if you had planned to bake something extraordinary or difficult and just aren't feeling up to it, cookies are always a good option to fall back on. That is what happened today - I had planned to bake chocolate éclairs, but I just didn't feel like it. Plus, I forgot all of my baking stuff in Vienne including my piping bags and I couldn't find any at the store, so cookies seemed like a good option.
Which cookie do I choose? This question could take a while to answer. There are so many amazing cookies out there and they all have different meanings. For example: you make chocolate chip cookies when you just want a damn cookie and don't want to go to the store to get ingredients; you make peppermint mocha cookies when you want to make something impressive, but just for you to eat; you make macarons for the pictures and bragging rights. At least, thats what those cookies mean to me.
I needed a cookie that would be easy to make, but would look impressive and taste great to everyone - chocolate was the obvious choice for that. But chocolate sugar cookies look so boring and don't taste that great, so I choose chocolate crinkle cookies. They look exciting but are actually super easy to make - they also taste exceptional.
My host mom and her mom seemed to enjoy them, so my cookie mission had been accomplished! I also enjoyed them so bonus points for that, I am very hard on myself when it comes to baking.