On Thursday I had my last journalism class of third-year. HOW CAN THIS BE? It seems like just yesterday I was blissfully unaware of the magic of broadcast journalism and was not attributing things and was writing run-on sentences (see what I did there?). I now consider myself a seasoned half-expert and a complete broadcast convert. God I love my program.
To celebrate this love and the end of the year, I wanted to make something for our last television class. I imagine many of you are unfamiliar with the end-of-semester routine with Carleton journalism, so let me explain. We have these three newsroom days where we basically get thrown into the world of same-day production. With tv, this means that you are reporting, shooting and editing something within a few hours, just like the big guns down at CBC and CTV do. You learn so much, but the days are a tad stressful. Food, particularly baked goods, always helps reduce this stress. So here we are.
When I got home Wednesday, all I wanted to do was bake. I had handed in two major assignments earlier that day and thought I deserved a little treat. I was devastated that I had already had to scrap my plans to make a Twitter-inspired fondant cake for my multimedia class, so I thought both me and my classmates deserved this late night baking extravaganza.
I knew I wanted to make some sort of corny television inspired cookie. I originally thought of doing these with a shortbread or sugar cookie base, but quickly decided in favour of something a little more chocolatey. The decorations were completely impromptu. I bought a bag of shoelace licorice with the full intention of cutting them up to make little antennas but, after I (a) ate 3/4 of the bag, and (b) couldn’t figure out a way to stick them on the cookie, gave up and ate the rest. The white and red outlining you see on the cookie is piped chocolate. At 11:30 p.m. that Wednesday night I was hunched over the counter decorating them, so I hope they look good!
PS: I love slightly undercooking chocolate cookies so they taste like brownies.
PPS: CJTV stands for Carleton Journalism Television.
And so, signing off from my kitchen, this is Hilary Duff, CJTV News, Ottawa.
Source (chocolate cookies): Cake Batter and Bowl