Cookies for Co-Teacher

Going to my second elementary school tomorrow for an observation class. Friday was my first day there, but I didn’t get much time to meet my co-teachers other than the brief hello and goodbye before and after class. I also had no gifts for them, because when I left Canada, I had no idea I would teach at three schools and have at least 4 co-teachers! Since I have butter anyway, I decided to bake them cookies. Here’s a photo log because it’s 1:30 a.m.

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Creaming…I had to Google what it meant exactly. It’s intimidating to bake without any electric appliances, until you realize people have been baking without them for ages!

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First batch, on foil cause I ain’t got no cookie tray

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Burnt. Damn you, “ALL THE FIRE” setting!

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Burnt cookies, no cooling rack.

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Turns out this means top burner and bottom burner, or both top and bottom. The top burner made the jam boil away and explode everywhere. Noo, not the expensive Korean jam!!

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Batch number two.

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Improved baking method: bottom only, lots of tray rotation and leaving the door open sometimes.

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Second catch vs first batch. AMAZING! (if I do say so myself. this whole post is completely self-congratulatory)

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delicious close ups

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OOH! DELICIOUS! SO JAM! SO COOKIE!

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All wrapped up and ready to go. I’m surprised by how much I’m starting to love baking! I thought I was a lost cause with the oven. Plus, this recipe has no vanilla! (Damn you vanilla for being so hard to find.) Very easy, and I still remember these quite well from when Marta and I made them with her Omi last Christmas ♥ It’s so relaxing after a hard day’s work, and I love sharing the results with everyone around me. I gave my next door neighbour a knock to bring her some hot ones,  but I guess she was sleeping.

Well, I suppose it’s the same for me. Goodnight, and thanks for reading this highly self-indulgent post! There will be more stuff out and about in Korea next post, promise! Marta and I are going to Seoul soon 😉


5 thoughts on “Cookies for Co-Teacher

  1. I kept tinking they looked like my mom’s cookies…I’m so glad you baked them! The first batch looked perfect for my dad and me (we LIKE them darker 🙂 ) WELL done! Wish I could help explain ovens and baking dilemnas to you…but you’re figuring it out.

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  2. My my don’t think a turkey wuld fit in that oven. but isit big enuff 4 a duck? Do u want me to send you some vanilla extract or baking soda.

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