Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baking with My Brother

Baking with Abdullah
My brother, Abdullah, is a twelve-year old bundle of fun. It had been a long time since I last spent a day with him, completely free of distractions and scuffles, just to have fun. So, when he proposed making cookies for family and friends, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to have our brother-sister date.

Turtle Fudge Brownies
This was my brothers first time in the kitchen baking so I thought we would tackle something simple, but my mom had other plans for us. She gave us a list of requests from my sisters and her which turned into something like this -- chocolate chip cookies, brownies, white chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, sugar cookies, and spice cake. My brother and I crossed out some stuff from the list but in the end, we still spent more than 5 hours in the kitchen.

White Chocolate Chip Cookies
We made turtle fudge brownies, 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies, 2 dozen white chocolate chip cookies, 1 dozen oatmeal almond cookies, and 2 dozen oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Everything was a great success! After all of our baking was over, Abdullah kept on saying, "Hey, how come you never let me help out in the kitchen before? I never knew I had such a talent for baking!" Hahaha, he is pretty funny. He told me yesterday that when he gets older, he wants to be a pastry chef or a cook. I wonder how long that dream will last for.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best thing wasn't that the cookies were made from scratch, or that they turned out great, and most definitely not the mess of a kitchen I had to clean up afterwards, but the fact that we spent some quality time together. And I wouldn't give that up for anything else in the world.

Cookies... yummm.
In the end, we set the treats in trays and wrapped them for friends, family, and awesome neighbors. Of course, we kept half of everything for ourselves!

Gift Trays
Would you like one too next time? ;)

Unknown said...

Hahaha.. pastry chef? Love it! I should ask him about it the next time I see him, lol.
On another note, I LOVE cookies-especially the white chocolate!

Unknown said...

*I love these cookies

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