“So, who’s hungry?”– John Hammond, Jurassic Park, 1993
Hey there! Welcome! I’m so glad you took some precious time during the quarantine to spend on my site. Today, Wednesday March 25th, 2020, marks the official first day of The Cakeasaurus. As such, I thought dinosaur cookies would be fitting. But before we dive into the drool-worthy recipe and gorgeous photos, let’s talk about this COVID-19 quarantine.
As many of my friends, now readers, know, I’m 100% an introvert. I am seriously introverted, and that’s a good thing. While I love people, I am more than happy to keep to myself and do things alone. Being mandated to stay home, now that’s an introvert’s dream come true! That’s why I see this quarantine as an opportunity. I’ve been wanting to create a food blog for years now, but I didn’t have the time, the energy, or the courage. I would post photos of my baked goods on Instagram, but that was about all I felt I could do.
Cue the quarantine. By being stuck in the house (for an indefinite amount of time according to my mother), I finally found the opportunity I’ve been waiting for! Not only do I have TONS of time, I have a challenge. Due to the quarantine, frivolously running out to the store for a single forgotten ingredient is now not an option. So I’m practically being forced to use my learned and self-taught baking skills to figure out quick solutions to baking problems. One such problem that inspired the sugar cookie recipe below is…lack of butter. If you’re a baker, you know that butter is a much needed staple. Running out of butter is a tragedy in the kitchen. So this recipe is a savior. Using coconut oil, this is also a solution to the growing challenge of dairy allergies, without sacrificing texture.
Another challenge in the kitchen is running out of leavening agents like baking powder. I know, how could something like that happen? As a baker, I meticiously inspect my pantry to keep accurate inventory. But it happened. I ran out of baking powder as I was developing this recipe and I couldn’t run out to get more. Well not to worry. What is baking powder anyway? It’s simply baking soda and cream of tartar, both of which I happened to have plenty of. Like the coconut oil, there was a simple solution!
Since I’m pretty sure no one reads those lengthy intros many blogs that post, I’ll keep mine short and sweet (pun intended, of course). Enjoy!
The cookie cutters used in the photos can be found here:
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