As you may have noticed, I just changed my layout. I think I’m going to keep it like this for a while, but maybe I’ll switch back to the old one again. I just can’t look at the same old layout for a long time! I wish WordPress had more (free) options for customization, but I’ll use this design for now. It’s nice and simple.
In other news, I passed my exams!! I am quite happy and relieved. To celebrate, I made a batch of Dreena Burton’s Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies and had three of them all by myself. The other ones were eaten by my parents and neighbours, who loved them as well. I didn’t take a picture, I think I already posted pictures of these cookies before.
Now, I also baked some things before I got my exam results. I wanted to keep myself busy so I wouldn’t get too nervous but mostly I just really wanted to try these recipes: Booze it Up Nut Butter Cookies (below) and a Lemon Thyme Cake (above), both recipes by Celine. I made some changes to both recipes, as I didn’t have all the ingredients and wanted to try and be a little bit healthier by using part whole wheat pastry flour. The lemon thyme cake turned out great, but the cookies ended up being a bit dry. I think I’m going to try and make them again sometime following the original recipe. I thought I could get away with using a tiny bit less oil, as the peanut butter had a lot of fat, but in retrospect I don’t think it was such a good idea. They’re still good and full of delicious peanut buttery and chocolatey goodness (I put pieces of chocolate in the middle of the cookies instead of on top), so I think they’re worth a second try.
The lemon thyme cake on the other hand was just perfect. I stored it in the refridgerator and served it cold, which made it a delicious fresh summer snack in all its lemony goodness. Yum. I think I’ll make that recipe again, too.
Now, I’ll probably change a few more things about the layout and bake some more cookies later today. Have I ever mentioned how much I love this recipe? Those cookies are so easy to make and so delicious, I just can’t stop baking them. They make a delicious small gift!