Christy Williams started her home-baking business, Little Chunk of Goodness, because, she said, “I couldn’t afford groceries.” Williams was working two jobs, one of which was cashiering and doing dishes at a bakery. “Customers kept coming in and asking if we had royal icing cookies. I had no idea what they were, but there was obviously a huge demand for it. So I Googled it.”
Being out on your own is fun. But what about when you’re invited to a party and you’re asked to bring a homemade dessert and you have no idea how to do that? Instead of calling dear old mom, why not learn how to bake by yourself?
I chose these cookies because I love anything with pecans, cream cheese and almond extract. For the crushed pecans, I used pecan pieces from Heggy’s Nut Shop. I rolled the balls of dough in them, pressing on the pieces to make sure they stayed in place.
I baked mine for nine minutes instead of seven, which is what it took for the cookies to feel set on the sides and soft in the middle. I left them on the baking sheet for maybe another three minutes before moving them to a tray to finish cooling, and they turned out perfectly.