It’s one thing to bake for friends and family and it’s another to bake for an assessed module at Uni. Yes I’ve gone there, been the crazy person who offers to bake cookies at every opportunity she deems appropriate. So when a lecturer asked us if we wanted to turn an assessment, of presenting a computer science related topic, to a social event and invite other people from the department to see us, I jumped up and said I can bake cookies 🙂 And I did, I baked these!
They are nothing extravagant in relation to my other cookie recipes on the blog, they are insanely good though because they have M&M’s and chocolate chips combined in the dough. You know that blue pouch of M&M’s that goes on around the stores by the name of Crispy M&M’s?
Those are the ones I used inside this cookie.
I thought since I tend to bake soft cookies I shall make these pack some extra crunch this time, and brighten them up with some colours.
These cookies are super thick, soft, chewy, colourful and chocolatey.
They were the ultimate treat after a 1 hour session of presentations on Big Data, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence followed by Q&A and finally pizza, beer, wine and other snacks.
For those who were too full to eat on spot there wasn’t a single worry of what we’ll do with leftover cookies. They were wrapped and taken home by other students and members of staff, dah! As if one would ever let a trail of cookies behind. Who does that?
I baked for colleagues many times before and they are all aware of my niche for baking and my love for cookies. That I would end up baking for a module we would be assessed however, I would have never imagined. People were congratulating all of us for the great presentations we did (you see I belong in a bright cohort of web scientists) and in addition I was also praised for the cookies. Maybe I should have asked to be graded based on those as well, get some extra credit who knows? Anyhow that evening was amazing, and even more so because it followed a screen of Beauty and the Beast at Southampton’s new very elegant and very comfortable cinema.
What more can a girl on a masters ask for? Successful coursework hand ins and a good movie to celebrate. Aw right, these cookies.