Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Distraction Through Baking

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. The guidelines are to post a photo that you or a friend or family member have taken and then link it back to Alyce's original post for the week. Photos can be old or new and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.

I've had a lot on my mind the past few weeks, and the weight of all the waiting, worrying, stressing was beginning to be too much. I decided to do some baking as a distraction; plus, who doesn't enjoy the smell of fresh baking?!

First up, carmelitas from Lulu the Baker. Just butter, sugar, oatmeal, chocolate, and caramel. Insanely sweet but oh. so. good.

I love oatmeal, so oatmeal apple cookies with brown butter icing and cinnamon dusting via Lauren's Latest were next on the menu. Moist and chewy with a bit of a crunch, the cinnamon in the cookie and the icing pulled it all together really well. Had one for breakfast this morning!

Decadent peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies just had to make an appearance. I finally found a recipe that doesn't turn them into mini cakes over at Home Sweet Goodness. I have a client who loves peanut butter and she was ecstatic when I presented these yesterday.

And lastly, I do enjoy shortbread and this lime poppy seed shortbread with a Callebaut white chocolate drizzle and sugar sprinkle is delicious. I love baking with lime and this has just enough to give a pop of citrus.


  1. Mmmm, very Christmassy. Those oatmeal apple ones look fabulous. And of course chocolate and peanut butter is a winning combo in my books as well!

  2. I'm definitely going to try the caramel oatmeal biscuit - it looks divine :-)

  3. Lovely. I would never have thought of a lime cookie, but that sounds quite delicious!

    Joy's Book Blog

  4. Those carmelitas look awesome! I've got almost all of the ingredients in the house, so I may have to try those soon.