I’ve started a “cookie salon” with a handful of friends (and my sister, who is also a friend). We’re just making it up as we go along – no hard and fast rules have been set.
Basically, we’re meeting approximately once a month, choosing a different theme each time. So far we’ve had:
1) Oatmeal Salon
2) Nut Butter/Nut Flour Salon
The idea is to make a cookie (some overachievers in the group have made 3-5 different cookies) relating to the chosen theme and then bring a dozen or so to the neighborhood pub, where we sit at a table and simultaneously taste each cookie. It’s basically cookie monsters geeking out on cookies the way that only cookie monsters who also bake cookies can do.
Like, we’ll talk about what happens when you use baking powder and not soda, how less flour and more oats make a chewier cookie, etc.
Mostly, it’s an excuse to eat cookies and feel like we’re doing something important.
Membership is open. No annual dues required (apart from bringing cookies to the table. Literally.)