Once upon a time, in a kitchen far, far away, a young girl stumbled upon an old church cookbook. As she flipped through the cocoa and egg-stained pages, she landed upon a familiar favourite–a recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies. She pulled out an old hand-beater, asked her mother a million-and-one questions, preheated the oven, and never looked back. She loved every bite of the cookie baking process and has been baking cookies ever since.
My name is Amber and I am a self-professed cookie-aholic. I love exploring the artistic side of baking–from unique flavour combinations to pretty decorations, I have come to realize that baked goods can be more than just a sweet afternoon treat. They can be tasty and pretty. I started baking sugar cookies in high school, as they allowed me to completely indulge in the decorating aspect, but have since explored cupcakes, squares, and numerous other little treats.
Baking is personal. It’s peaceful. It’s therapeutic. I spend more time in my own head when I am rolling and cutting five dozen cookies than when I am scribbling away in my journal. But baking is also social. Delicious treats are integral for time spent with friends and family. Nothing is more satisfying than sharing something I love with the people I love.
This space was created to emphasize the social side of baking, as I share my treats with you. It’s a public diary that chronicles all of my baking (mis)adventures, from custom orders to personal celebrations, recipes to random tidbits. It was created with the intent to inspire, encourage, and challenge, not only myself, but whomever may stumble upon here. I genuinely appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
To read more about the story behind The Diary of a Cookie Cutter, feel free to read “The Story of a Cookie-aholic“.