Cookie challenge

Avery asked if I could make cookies like the Girl Scouts’ Caramel deLites or Samoas. I like a good cooking challenge. And it was a time-consuming challenge. Shortbread cookie base topped with toasted coconut mixed with melted caramels – a mixture that liked to harden very quickly – ugh. Then I had to form little flat logs to “glue” onto each shortbread cookie. Even the last step, dipping in chocolate and drizzling more on top, didn’t go well. I was hoping Sophia and Avery wouldn’t like them, but they got a 7-9 (out of 10) rating.

The ugly drizzle is evidence of my frustration:

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