Mascarpone Cookie Base aka the Great Festive Cookie Invasion!

Clockwise from outside top
Oreo cheesecake, green tea oreo, lemon cranberry walnut, poppyseed blondie, chocolate ginger caramel, strawberries and cream with walnut

Basic Tender / Chewy Cookie!
300g cake flour
100g salted butter (room temp)
100g caster sugar (150 for crispier version)
30g mascarpone
1 egg (whole… too lazy to separate the yolk lol)
Vanilla essence

  1. Cream butter and mascarpone
  2. Add vanilla essence, cream some more
  3. Add sugar, beat until fluffy
  4. Add egg, beat again
  5. Gently mix in flour
  6. Dump in fridge for 1 hour or so
  7. Preheat oven to 150-60C
  8. Make (large) truffle-sized balls
  9. Plop balls about 2 inches apart
  10. Bake for 20-30 minutes

>.> This recipe is less chatty than usual because really, it's my notes to myself that became a post. XD - If it looks like a cow, swims like a dolphin and quacks like a duck, it must be enterprise software

    Funny post by Khoi Vinh! The post itself isn't particularly good (though funny), but the comments section is very long, and has some real gems.

    Since I'm now working on enterprise software, it's suddenly really, really easy to tell from the comments, who's actually been there and done that, too.

    The dynamics of power when it comes to the users vs purchasers of enterprise software was one of the hardest things for me to adjust to initially, when coming from B2C agencyland, as it were.

    These two comments really stood out for me, but if you bother to trawl through the whole lot, there are a couple more good ones. :)

    If you've worked on enterprise software at all, your head will be nodding and nodding like one of those bobbly dogs...

    Kitteh cupcakes - take two!

    AKA if at first you don't succeed, try something easier. XD

    This was only a partial success though. And by partial, I mean... 10%. >.>

    See, from sheer luck, I didn't have that much batter left in the last one. Plus I didn't stuff it with salted caramel.

    As a result, that's the only kitteh with a nice, smooth surface. XD

    So! Only fill the cups to half AT MOST for a nice smooth surface. And resist the urge to stuff the kitteh or the stuffing may leak, and result in very mutant kittehs.

    That whole plate in the background? Mutant kittehs.

    But hey, at least now I know what NOT to do!