C is for Cookie...and That's Good Enough for Me!
Today we received an assignment to innovate the cookie. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.
I spent the late afternoon and evening at work and a meeting, occasionally consulting with friends or the Hive Mind about my task. Here are some of the current ideas from my Shnazzy new Design Notebook:
-Cookie perfume. You still ingest it.
-spicy, siracha, pepperjack
-I need a base recipe
-chocolate chip fortune cookie!
My base recipe now will be flour, sugar, egg, butter or coconut oil, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, cheddar or parmasean, and smoked paprika. Just a bit of the last one.
Hopefully saturday eve I'll make this and take pics.
I asked FB:
These are SOME of the best responses.
JL butterscotch, caramel combination... maybe??? with some white chocolate.
PR White chocolate and jalapeno. macadamia?
JL Ohhh... how about a dairy free, gluten free, chocolate cookie?
MA Gluten free chocolate mint Milano melts. Just call them "happinesses" and send them to me for, uh... "distribution."
DE peanut butter apple raisin...and make em triangles
MB A cookie inside another cookie, one salty one sweet!
MG Play with nutrition values, tastes, textures, size, shape, or design . Why is my homework about analyzing articles and not reinventing cookies?!
JR Agreed... I'm in my second year of grad school, and I've never gotten to do anything cool like that.... Try a Salty/Sweet combo...
HSR I make a kick ass rosemary cooking sandwiching sweet/spicy tomato jam. Yumlicous!
MA COOKIE LEGOS. Play with your food.
MA 50/50. Put chocolate chip cookies and raisin cookies in the same package without labeling which are which. CHAOS.
IF make it with a hole in the center...label it "reduced calorie"
HSR Crunchy cookie on the outside, chewy cookie dough on the inside. YUM!
MA Mobius cookie.
EB I like the suggestions where the cookie changes shape or primary use, flavor is not innovation. The Legos idea has merit.
SR Everlasting gobstopper cookie. You can eat it and eat it and it never runs out.
SR(What class IS this?!)
JM A cookie with the texture of a brownie? A cookie with ice cream or custard inside? Square cookie? Deep fried cookie? Pre-soaked with milk? Can be eaten with no teeth (think babies or elderly)?
JJ: Practice makes perfect. Bake, eat, repeat.
Remember, the assignment:
"innovate a new cookie creative in ﬂavor, form, texture, cooking process, presentation and/or etc"
My base recipe now was flour, brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, and baking powder.
I rejected coconut oil, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries.
I tried a few iterations, with plain, paprika, cheese, dates, dates and cheese, dates and paprika, cheese and paprika, and all of them. So these were incremental.
For an alternatives, just for the heck of it I made the base recipe, with balsamic vinegar, and dark chocolate chips.
I tested these with my roommate, who also helped me with the whole process, and Jeff, my neighbor.
The final recipe was:
Flour-1.5 cups, brown sugar-1/3 cup, 1 egg, .5 stick of butter, .5 tsp vanilla, .25 tbsp baking powder, 1/16 lb dates, .25 tsp smoked paprika, and 1/16 lb mixed mozzarella and munster cheeses.
This was fun, and I look forwards to seeing what the class creates!