Yesterday we did cookies. A ginger spice cookie:
Similar to molasses cookies that I make from the KAF Baker's Companion cookbook. I love these types of soft, spicey cookies covered in glittery-sugar.
Those were followed by roll-out sugar cookies. We didn't mix this cookie; we were given a brick of already-mixed dough (from their sugar cookie mix); we just had to roll it out and decorate:
Good class. Only disappointing aspect is that you literally do not get to even try one cookie. You know going into it that that's the deal but it still would have been nice to try one of the ginger cookies to decide whether or not you want to go to the shop to buy the crystallized ginger pieces and the sparkling white sugar.
Having said that, the demonstration of the recipe is informative and you learn about mixing at the right speed, the temperature and measurement of ingredients, differences between roll-out cookies vs. drop cookies vs. cake-y cookies.
Next week we're doing sweet breads!