Thanksgiving Treats

Northwest Pearls: Thanksgiving Bakery Treats For Thanksgiving dessert, our friend bought Chocolate Pecan Tarts and cookies from Phoebe's Pastry Cafe. Our friend brought about eight of the tarts to Thanksgiving dinner. All of which came in a big white pastry box with the bakery sticker on top. I think it's cute that the logo design has a "P" incorporated into the baker.

Northwest Pearls: Thanksgiving Bakery Treats

I love Chocolate Pecan Pie so I had a tart. It was amazing. I could have eaten a second one. I can't tell you how much I loved the tart, but I finished every last crumb on my plate.

Northwest Pearls: Thanksgiving Bakery Treats

We never got into the cookies, but they were decorated really well and looked yummy. I like how the leaves aren't a solid green, but have  three different colors.

Northwest Pearls: Thanksgiving Bakery Treats

I'm definitely adding Phoebe's Pastry Cafe to my list of places I need to try. I'd like to see how the rest of their food is!

What's your favorite kind of holiday dessert?

Pinterest Win: Cookie Bowls

You've probably seen the tutorials floating around about making cookie bowls for ice cream. One found here. You've also probably seen the failed attempts. Well, my friends and I managed to successfully make cookie bowls (and cookies).

Bowl made from cooked cookie dough

Cooked cookie dough bowls and cookies

We just made a normal chocolate chip cookie dough. Then, for the bowls, instead of placing the cookie dough completely over the space we wanted it to go, we just barely pushed the cookie dough over the edge, just barely forming a wall for the bowl. That way, when the dough expanded, it wouldn't make a huge mess.

And once the dough was cooked, it went well down the wall and turned into a pretty great cookie bowl.

Ice cream in cookie dough bowls

Have you had much success in making cookie bowls?