Remember when I made the Hershey Chocolate Thumbprint cookies during my Christmas baking spree? Well I decided to make them again, this time to take with me on my trip to Fresno, CA for Grand Assembly (GA) for California Rainbow For Girls (CRFG). I hadn’t attended GA since 2008, as life just kept getting in the way. I was in France in 2009, then I was working shows in Los Angeles, and while I am in a show this year, I was able to sneak away for 36 hours in order to attend my 10 year reunion with my fellow Whimsically Wacky Walruses. My year as a Grand Officer is a highlight of my life. I met so many amazing people, traveled all around the state and to Pennsylvania. As I’ve said before, Rainbow changed my life, and the ladies I served with are still among my close friends, and while many of us hadn’t seen each other in at least five years (some it had been a full 10!) it was like we hadn’t missed a beat.
Because I can’t go anywhere these days without making something (and for Rainbow events if I don’t show up with cookies from me and/or my dad hearts sink a little), I decided to make my Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from my Hershey cookbook. Since it’s Rainbow that got me to start collecting Hershey stuff it was only fitting I bring cookies with Hershey kisses on them! This time though I wanted to try something a little different, and while at first it seemed my blondness had struck me down, it became a happy accident for a delicious new cookie! Instead of rolling the cookies in nuts I thought I would roll them in toffee bits.
Welllll, I sort of forgot that the toffee bits would melt (which they did), so for about half an hour while they cooled and I continued making more cookies sans toffee bits, I was disheartened that my idea didn’t work. Once I put my final batch of cookies in the oven I decided to try one. Oh. My. God. I had my roommate Janelle try one too and we were both very satisfied. So delicious there are no words to describe it. I gave one to my boss at work (who is a foodie) as well as my parents when I went home that Friday night. We were all in agreement, I had a new cookie that was oh so good. Yay for happy accidents! Will have to make an entire batch that way now! Enjoy!