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Chocolate crinkle cookies!

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.



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  1. Your blog is really developing into something quite professional. I really enjoyed this post. The expression in your writing is so on-point. Just wish I could have tried a cookie.

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  2. Staring at these pictures again and wishing you were home to bake them. I miss you and love you, Amelia.

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About me

Hi! My name is Amelia - I am from Southern California, but I have been living in Austria for 6 years, so I speak English and German fluently. I am going to school in Vienne, France for 6 months while living with a host family. I have been learning French at school for 4 years so I hope that my French is good enough, but I guess we'll find out once I start living there! I flew from Vienna, Austria to Lyon, France (which is about 30 min away fromVienne) onFriday the 13th of January.
As I mentioned before I will be living with a host family. They have 3 children, two sons (one of which doesn't live at home anymore) and a daughter. They also have a small dog named Loupy and a cat named Vermicelle, which is great because I love animals! I am in 10th grade and will be attending the "deuxième classe" in Vienne at a Lycée. 

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