By Jennifer McHenry on January 30, 2013Before we moved to New York, we lived in a small town where shopping for non-standard groceries could be a challenge. So, I understand having limited access to ingredients. Case in point: unsweetened coconut. Most of us are familiar with sweetened coconut. You know, the sticky, sweet stuff. The kind of coconut that most of us have always used for […]
By Jennifer McHenry on June 19, 2012Despite how frequently I bake, my saved and bookmarked recipes keep growing at a ridiculous rate. I shudder to think how long it would take me to try them all, even if I stopped collecting them right now. There are some recipes I’ve had for years that shuffle up and down my to-bake list but somehow never get made. Until […]
By Jennifer McHenry on February 6, 2012
One of the first food trucks I visited in New York was The Treats Truck. I vividly remember taking far too long to order because I couldn't decide what sounded best. That truck, affectionately named Sugar, is still going strong and offers a plethora of tempting cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and many other amazing treats.
New to my cookbook collection is The Treats Truck Baking Book. Like Sugar himself, it is also filled with so many good things that it's hard to choose a place to start.
After much deliberation, I chose to start with these oatmeal thumbprint cookies. I'm always a sucker for an oatmeal cookie (minus the raisins, of course), and I always have a fully stocked jam/jelly/preserves section of my refrigerator.