My Final Baking ILP!

I really thought about talking a pie for my final ILP, but still haven’t gathered the courage to give it another go. Also, I had to make a dessert for my brother to take for his after- prom this weekend. I couldn’t see kids eating pie at the after- prom so I went with a classic: cookies. I knew they would get demolished by the hungry growing teenagers in no time. I baked roughly 60+ cookies for that night and was surprised when I came how with enough to fit in a decent sized container. The picture below is not all the cookies I came home with. Once again, my family snagged some before I could get a decent picture. it’s my last ILP and it looks like I still haven’t learned anything about taking pictures right when I get the product I want.

I baked 5 different types of cookies for that night: chocolate chip, M&M, white chocolate, snicker doodle, and macadamia nut. I have never baked this many cookies before and I don’t have to worry about eating any leftovers because I am “cookied out”. The cookies I was unfamiliar with baking were the snicker doodle and macadamia nut. The snicker doodle was different than most recipes so I really had to focus. At one point you have to add two teaspoons of cream of tart, which I had never even hear of so I was nervous to  use it. I would say that that they turned out alright. They looked like most snicker doodle cookies I have seen so I was pretty pumped about that.

For the white chocolate chip cookies, I used the same recipe as the chocolate chip ones, but substituted the white chips in for the chocolate. In the macadamia nut cookies, there was actually a lot to this recipe I found. Maybe it was just that particular recipe, but since I had never made them before I just went with it. I add white chocolate chips to these cookies as well as the macadamia nuts.

Overall, baking all of these cookies from scratch was exhausting but I was so proud of myself with the outcome. I have been proud of myself through the entire journey of my ILP. I am so use to baking from boxes that it’s not even a challenge anymore. When I chose to do baking as my ILP, I told myself it would be all from scratch. Baking from scratch was a lot harder than going off of what boxed ingredients say, but it was well worth the attempts. And thanks for following along as I worked my way through different recipes!

cookies- prom


7 thoughts on “My Final Baking ILP!”

  1. Those look great! I cannot imagine making that many cookies, and from scratch! It seems like you learned a lot from your ILP and I hope you continue to work at it. I loved looking at and reading each of your ILP blogs!


  2. Baking cookies can be exhausting, but that goes with baking almost anything. I’m really impressed that you were able to make so many different kinds. I probably would’ve made one batch of one kind and then would’ve been done with it because I can’t sit there and bake for a long time. I also wouldn’t have been willing to make that many cookies for my brother, so I was impressed that you were willing to do that also. Overall, your blog posts have made me very hungry and have me craving sweets, but I keep myself from eating them because I don’t want to put in the time to make them!


    1. I don’t think I would have made the cookies for my brother if I wouldn’t have needed to bake for my ILP. Baking throughout this semester has taught me patience for sure. Thanks for reading along throughout it all!


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