IT’S THE SINGLE-SERVING COOKIE COOKBOOK RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!
At the beginning of March, Andrew suggested that I should write an eCookbook. It sounded complicated and I just got a grasp on using Lightroom and WordPress…I didn’t know if I could handle another software. Fast-forward an hour…and I decided I should write an eCookbook.
I knew right away that I wanted the cookbook to be about single-serving cookies. Single-serving cookies have become such a big part of my life, which sounds slightly ridiculous because how could cookies be a big part of someone’s life? But since being married, I no longer live in a house filled with people who are always down for cookies. If I make a batch of a dozen cookies, they are eaten by…me. So over the last 6 months, single-serving cookies and me have become rather involved.
A couple days later the cookie planning process began at Starbucks. Me and an iced coffee sat for hours dreaming up cookie ideas. It was one of my favorite days.
Andrew says (or he heard somewhere), that in a good marriage the sorrows are halved and the triumphs are doubled. I know it’s just an eBook, but creating this book has been one of the most fun things we’ve ever done. I still can’t believe that we actually finished it and got to the point to market it and sell it. Our original deadline date to have the eBook ready to go was June 1st. Obviously we didn’t quite make that.
I’m so thrilled that the eBook is finally done, but in a weird way I’m sad that it’s over. It kind of became an all-consuming thing. Not in a bad way. Just in the “i-can’t-wait-to-get-home-so-I-can-try-out-this-new-cookie-idea” way. There were so many nights that I would much rather have just worked on the eBook than sleep. I told myself that if I didn’t sleep I’d get a migraine and be a moody, terrible person, but I didn’t want to stop editing pictures, typing up recipes and formatting the eBook pages.
Now that the book is done, I can’t wait to write another. I enjoyed the entire process from dreaming up recipes to designing pages in Indesign. It’s the first time I’ve worked on something that I 100% loved working on.
I thought I’d share a little preview recipe from The Single-Serving Cookie Cookbook. Out of the 35 single-serving cookie recipes included, it’s probably my second favorite recipe in the book. Or maybe it’s tied for first. I can’t decide. I just know that I love it. It tastes like the most delicious cake you’d ever eat…but it’s doughier and cookie-like. And there are sprinkles.
If you’d like a chance to win a copy of the eBook, you can enter below. I’ll email you a copy of the eBook right away and ship you a little box of goodies, including the eBook on the world’s cutest USB drive. Ebook Giveaway winner is: Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl!!!!
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- 2 tablespoons canned chickpeas, rinsed-drained-shelled-mashed
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon butter extract
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- tiny pinch salt
- heaping tablespoon white chocolate chips
- 1-2 teaspoons sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Roll rinsed/drained chickpeas between two paper towels to dry them. This rolling motion will also help the chickpea shells come off. Remove all chickpea shells and completely mash chickpeas using the back of a fork. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons mashed chickpeas with all remaining ingredients. Stir until a dough forms. Roll into a ball and slightly flatten. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.