Cookies are the gateway to any persons sweet tooth! Experimenting with the entire concept of the cookie was something I looked into when generating my ideas for the assignment, such as flavor, amount of ingredients, shape and form, conceiving the shape and form of the stereotypical cookie, and the process of frosting the cookie.
I used the recipe for innovation as my basis for the final product of this fabulous cookie;
- 1 part novel
- 1 part valuable
- 1 part feasible
My original intention was to play off the concept of the "cookie cake" but make it more of the cookie and less of the cake. I decided to base my ingredients off of a Rice Krispy bar to use less ingredients than the standard cookie.
- 6 cups of Rice Krispys
- 3 tsp of butter
- 1 bag of marshmallows
- 3/4 bag of milk chocolate chips
Because it needed to be edible I figured it might as well taste good and I decided to show that less is more from the ingredients standpoint. This relates to the feasibility of the cookie in the sense that they can be replicated and with ease, which is valuable for people who do not particularly do well with baking. I added chocolate chips to half of the batch to offer variety because although our assignment was to reinvent the cookie I thought it was personally valuable to offer options.
The shape and form was experimented with by the use of a cupcake pan to create the shape as well as just free forming the cookies with spoons and allowing them to take a more random form.
My most evident application of novelty to this cookie was the fondant that I used as the decorative aspect. I used this approach to achieve frosting and decorating the cookie in a different way, it was definitely a completely different and less fun experience... and it did not taste the best. Due to this disappointment I scraped the idea mid process.
Take away thoughts; I am very happy with the final product of this cookie. It embodies all of the three parts that I wanted, novel, valuable, and feasible. I do wish, however, that my original idea would have gone the way I had planned of doing a soft pretzel cookie with a Hershey Kiss on top with salt sprinkled over it to play off of the salty and sweet craving but in my trial run I couldn't get the dough to rise due to technical difficulties. Even though both trial and error processes were pretty sticky.. literally, it allowed me to implement a new process of thinking regarding the concept of innovation in a more concentrated way.