I am so excited that I have a new addition to my kitchen arsenal – a teeny, tiny cookie scoop. It holds 1½ teaspoons and will be perfect for making tiny cookies and miniature gooey butter tarts. Of course, it would have made more sense to get it before I made the mountain of tiny treats for the Midtown Alley BBQ last week. But now I am ready for the next bite-sized baking adventure.
All of you can stop shaking your heads and smiling like you understand, even if you think I’m goofy to get so excited about a kitchen tool. Think of your favorite hobby or even a not-so-favorite chore. It always goes better when you have the right tools.
When I was baking for the barbecue, I spent way too much time fiddling around to get the miniature gooey butter tarts portioned out so they were all the same size. My formerly smallest cookie scoop was too big, and a measuring teaspoon was too small. I added more to this muffin well, and less to that one and got them all to come out mostly the same. But, now that I have my tiny scoop, next time I will just be able to go along, scoop, scoop, scoop and be done.
Celebrate with me! And know that if you live close, or if you have an in with me, you will get to sample more tiny treats, since I have my new scoop. Or, if you just don’t get it, at least let me have my moment.