How can it possibly be August already? Last I knew it was the end of June and I was prepping for the farmer’s market so that’s where I’ll start.
I decided to focus on 4th of July cookies and did some as cookie pops. These cookies had red, white, and blue sprinkles in the dough so they were extra festive.
My husband was my assistant this time. He didn’t pass out samples quite as well as my mom did last time, but we ran out of samples this time so he must have done a decent job!
He did get distracted by the jam session, but when you marry a musician, it is bound to happen.
My friend, Ashley, helped package the cookies and made the pretty display signs for me. I decided that trying to get my husband to tie ribbon with me would be torture (for both of us). Ashley and I have similar spirits. We are both math teachers with creative and perfectionistic tendencies (except for with graduate level math proofs….) so we watched “The Imitation Game”, laughed at math jokes, and tried not to pull our hair out while fighting to get the ribbons perfect.
The regular 4th of July cookies sold out within a few hours and the cookie pops sold out by the early afternoon.
I wanted to do something besides 4th of July cookies so I decided to bring back the hot dog and hamburger cookies that I did a few years ago and the pretzels that I did last summer. I found these old-fashioned diner style baskets that I thought were really cute and festive. Apparently my customers didn’t agree because I didn’t have any interested in the baskets, but plenty of people were interested in the cookies.
I loved the people that stopped by and were amazed that these are cookies. In this case looks are deceiving. No hot dog flavored cookies!
And now for the most amazing cookies ever! Brownie Whoopie Pies!
These are oreos on steroids. The cookie part is a recipe I’ve made plenty of times and they are actually my husband’s favorite cookies. I refer to them as “Brownie cookies”. At some point when I was deciding what cookies to make for the farmer’s market, I thought of these brownie cookies, but wanted to make them a little more exciting. Why not add a marshmallow buttercream and make them into a whoopie pie? Icing should be the answer to everything. I’m usually not a huge fan of buttercream, but this was half homemade marshmallow fluff and half homemade buttercream so it was really yummy.
My husband was hoping these wouldn’t sell, but unfortunately for him they sold out. Luckily I had enough leftover icing for another batch so don’t feel too bad for him.