"Those are good."
Literally, if I had J write reviews of my baked goods, that's what I'd get 90% of the time. Another 5% would be a turned up nose, and the balance would be "That was awesome!" Unfortunately, he's not all that into the nuanced reviews. For me? I liked these, but I have other cakey chocolate cookies that I like better; ones that are oil- rather than butter-based tend to stay moist longer, and there was a bit too much sugar in these for my liking. After a couple days in a plastic bag, they were already just a bit too crisp on the edges for me. However, I have a solution. Basically, it's my solution for a whole lot of things - sandwich them with cream cheese frosting. Oreo cream cheese frosting, to be exact. Done and done.
In the meantime, I've gotten to watch as J builds and paints cornhole boards with Detroit Red Wings designs. As Wikipedia kindly tells us, cornhole is a standard drinking game, especially in Michigan and the rest of the Midwest. And since J is from the Lansing area, it just made sense that he knew about it. I, on the other hand, had never heard of it (or euchre) until I went to college. My family was all about bocce and bridge, what can I say? The funny thing was that his entire motivation to make these cornhole boards came from the impending invasion of a number of his friends from work this coming weekend. So this weekend, there will be burgers, brats, beer, and cornhole. And if I have anything to do with it, some vegetables and a fruit pie. All in all, it sounds like a good idea.
Last Week: Date-Nut Loaf
Next Week: Chocolate Chunk Muffins (And who did Bridget pay off to get to pick again? HUH????) ((jealous))