…hard on the heels of much cookie non-success. I’ve figured out the key to edible baked goods: measuring. Follow the recipe. It’s not like sewing, it turns out.
My baking goes in a cycle- I measure meticulously for a while, and make great baked goods. My confidence builds, I start to throw in experimental additions and substitutions, things get wild; quality declines. Eventually I have a couple disasters, the kind that make me feel like I should have just dumped a bunch of flour and sugar in the garbage and saved the interim steps. Then I go back to following recipes. Repeat.
I’m back on the top of the quality cycle now, with this recipe. Tahini cookie success. Cookie quality is measured in hours, after all- how many hours the cookies last.