Not a cooking blog: How to make sugar cookies

How’s your week looking Hart Beat? As I mentioned last night, I’m going to working in Chelsea Market this week, so I’ve spent the past couple days preparing for the week. I’m also really hoping to finally make it to some of the Gabriel García Lorca lectures happening in the city this month. What are your plans?

Since I’m going to be working so many hours in Chelsea Market this week and I’m tired of giving all my money to Amy’s Bread, I decided that this Saturday night I would try my hand at baking so I can eat my own cookies all week long. Because, let’s be honest, who can go an entire day without some kind of sugar fix?
And before I begin, a disclaimer: this is not a cooking blog. This will never become a cooking blog. I hate cooking blogs. Mostly because I can’t cook and seeing people write things about how “easy” it is to whip up a five course meal in five easy steps really gets to me. So does seeing all those amazing pictures of delicious food that I can’t eat. The whole thing is upsetting.
However, I feel like tonight is a great opportunity to share how a non-cooker/non-baker attempts to make her first ever batch of sugar cookies in this strange Brooklyn kitchen. Come with me, Hart Beat, and share the journey with me. 
I found a pretty easy sugar cookie recipe on this blog here. Well, at least it looked easy, and I had all the ingredients. Or so I thought, turns out I didn’t have butter or any kind of chocolate to sneak in there so, after a quick run down to C-Town to pick up the necessary ingredients, I began.
Let’s skip ahead, because, well, you have the recipe and other then blending the ingredients with a fork for twenty minutes since I don’t have a standing mixer and adding chocolate chips because I’m human, I pretty much did exactly what this lady said to do. Down to coating the cookies with olive oil (strange) and sugar before putting them in the oven.
The weird “trick” of coating the cookies in sugar. I’m not sure it worked…
The first batch turned out like this: (Hannah: 0. Cookies: 1)
Not encouraging. Although, after letting them dry I’m happy to say they taste a lot better than the look. Hannah’s tastebuds: 1. Cookies: 1.
The second batch came out looking more like traditional cookies and less like, well, whatever happened that first time. 
And here’s the final result, my pile of weird looking, and i’ll be honest, a little weird tasting cookies. Someone needs to come visit me at work this week to help me eat them. See you there, Hart Beat!

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