Hands down… hardest cookies to take pictures of ever. In fact, I was so unhappy with the first round that I made them twice just so I could take another set of pictures. And I still wasn’t happy with ‘em. (And I refuse to believe it’s the photographer.)
The cookies on the other hand… amazing. Light and crispy and buttery and sweet and you should make them immediately.
They were incredibly easy to make. Mix a few basic ingredients (which you probably already have on hand) in a saucepan on the stove. Then drop by the teaspoon onto a baking sheet and bake for five minutes.
Please do not underestimate the incredible expanding capabilities of these seemingly harmless cookies. If you use too much dough (dough? batter? whatever) you will pull out of the oven one giant cookie that is in the process of swallowing your baking sheet whole.
And, for the love of God, do not leave your cookies to cool on top of the stove where you accidentally left the burner on because you’ll soon find yourself wondering what’s burning and then realize that you just destroyed a batch of cookies (but at least you didn’t burn down the house, ‘cause that’d be a hell of a lecture to endure). (Not that this has ever happened to me.)
Oh, and did I mention…
Why? Because I made them and they were gorgeous and the bokeh was too fantastic to resist. If you haven’t made cake pops yet… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
*I’m sorry, I just can’t call them “cake balls” anymore. (Even though that’s clearly what they are.)