Monday, October 22, 2007

picture time

ok, so i finally made those cupcakes and peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. and these are the photos to prove it. enjoy!

ok, so i didn't have lime oil yet for the cupcakes so i just used the zest and juice of two limes. and i didn't have a blowtorch so, i broiled them on low in the oven, which worked great and is actually probably easier and faster than the blowtorch method.

these cookies are such a great version of peanut butter cookies. i swear, oats make everything better. i did one batch, cooking them at 11 minutes, and the second batch at 12, which made for a slightly chewy/crispier texture which i love in peanut butter cookies. also, i tried 4 different ways of storing them to see what help up the flavor/texture/etc. the best. method 1: wrap cookies in towel and put them in the microwave (too dry), method 2: cookie jar (too dry), method 3: tupperware (pretty good), method 4: ziplock bag (the best). none of them kept the perfect crispy texture that you have the same day that you cook them, but the ziplock kept the chewy moisture the best.


f*bomb. said...

What kind of cupcake calls for a blowtorch, you ask?
The badass kind of cupcake.

caroline said...

ps- the cake part of the cupcake was a tad dry for my taste. i'm not sure if that was due to my too small muffin pans, the cooking time, or just the recipe, but i'd suggest either adding a touch of oil or cooking them for less.

Broek said...

Hand over the cupcakes missy and nobody gets hurt.

I have to make these now, I hope you're proud of yourself.

Damian said...

where were you hiding the cookies!!!

not that I had any room, but I hate to think there was a hidden cookie.

rachel said...

Are you kidding me? Can I PLEASE be your roommate??

Viva La Jefe said...

Dear Caroline,

I think that we've been apart for far too long. Especially considering that I know have a sugar craving that won't quit. Please let me eat your food soon!

With Love,


julia said...

I'm going to try the cupcakes this weekend and will try your advise. did you cook them in a regular cupcake pan or make mini ones?

oooo, i can't wait.

caroline said...

damian, the cookies were on the microwave, you must have been distracted by the excessive bounty everywhere else.

rachel, yes please, then we can time-share a puppy.

jefe, it has been to long my heart aches as much as your sweet tooth.

whoolia, i cooked them in regular ones that were my grandpa's, so they are super old and way smaller than the average pan is now.

Kelly said...

yum yum yum yum. I love all things lemon and lime -- and in a cupcake? Even better. Do you think they'd send well in the mail>?

liz s said...

i can personally attest to the deliciousness of those cupcakes. holy crap. i think jared and i ate about half the batch

Holly said...

I made the cookies and fell in love. they have just the right amount of pb and oats; they're crunchy, soft, chewy, and oh so delicious. thanks for sharing!