Over the past year of doing this blog, I’ve kinda fallen in love with food photography. I love trying to set up props and get a good shot. I take way too many photos and then I spend what seems like forever scrutinizing each one to get the perfect ones for the post. And if anyone besides me looked at each picture they’d think they were the same photo, but I can tell the difference.
Then there are those times that you know you have the shot. You can feel it, you’ve taken the great food photo. You turn off your camera, eat the evidence and move on.
And then you download the pictures and realize they suck. (Well, maybe they aren’t horrible, but you don’t like them, which means they suck, right?)
Enter these Turtle Cookie photos.
They are horrible, according to me. They look nothing like how I envisioned them.
I don’t think they do the cookies justice, but I loved the cookies. They. Were. Awesome.
They start with the greatest chocolate cookie recipe. And then I filled them with a salted caramel buttercream.
Then I dipped them in chocolate and toasted pecans.
It’s a meal in a cookie, if you ask me. Dairy, carbs, protein. It’s all in there.
Even if the photo isn’t one I’m proud of. The one I liked best wasn’t even a staged shot.
But that doesn’t matter, right?
Hey, guess how many weeks until Christmas? Not very many, because this is week 10 of the 12 weeks of cookies. Um, yikes!