There is always such drama when baking a new recipe. Is the bottom getting too done? Is the top done enough? Are they going to dry out if I leave them in longer? Luckily, this drama had a happy ending. I used this recipe, except I added mini chocolate chips instead, for cuteness.
We spent a lazy Sunday afternoon watching The Jinx and eating cookies. We had to watch all the episodes at once, so thank goodness I already had some slice and bake cookies in the freezer. All we had to do was heat up the oven, slice some dough, and 10 minutes later, shove cookies in our mouths.
We used a variation of this recipe, except walnuts and chocolate chips instead, and no coffee or nutella. We might make it a priority to always have some cookies ready in the freezer from now on.
Speaking of rice krispie treats, look what I made. One of my besties came over for a sewing lesson last night, and I always like to have some kind of fresh treat available. We currently have these cookies (a couple days old), this cobbler (starting to get a little soggy sad face), so we needed a treat refresher. I made the rice krispie treats fancy by adding some tiny chocolate chips to the top. Almost like a s’more!
On the subject of tiny things, we watched this documentary the other day, which is about the tiny house movement and living small. We noticed that they are called tiny houses, not small, not mini, but tiny. The tiny part is not interchangeable with another word for small. So we have been calling everything tiny lately, because its fun to say.
So while the rest of the people seem to be enjoying fall (?), it still seems pretty much like summer down here. But football season has started, and it did rain a little yesterday, so I have some hope that fall might start in the next 3 months.
Until then, we will embrace the ice cream weather. My latest batch was coffee ice cream, and I mixed tiny chocolate chips into it. Then I happened to make these very thin chocolate chip cookies. Stick the two together, and you have the perfect ice cream delivery system.
These cookies are correctly engineered for ice cream sandwiches. They are thin and soft enough to bite into, but still strong enough to withstand the ice cream. They also seem extra porous, so they kinda soak up the ice cream without getting soggy.
I am getting pretty good at the homemade ice cream thing. The addition of mini chocolate chips is highly recommended.
Perfect (end of) summer treat.
This was something completely new for me, which is always exciting, but also makes me a little nervous that I might mess up. The guy told me that he loves meringue cookies, so that didn’t put any pressure on me at all. So after sweating away in the kitchen, the guy and I devoured a half dozen of these in one afternoon. Addictive little crunchy and fluffy buggers.
I got my hair cut yesterday. I have some wavy/curly/puffy hair, so they always blow it out all nice for me. BUT, it was raining when I left the salon, so it immediately got curly in some bits. Like washing your car, and then it rains. So anyway, COOKIES.
About wheat flour- the cookie dough doesn’t always taste the way you want, but the resulting cookie has a nice chew. Helps cut down on the cookie dough eating without compromising the results.
I used this recipe here, and added dark chocolate chips and chopped up pecans (aka the only mix-ins we got at the moment). They flew off my desk at work.
It all started when we wanted to see a movie at Alamo. And then we looked up their new menu, which had a peanut butter banana cookie. And we thought: huh, how bout that? So I looked to see if I could find a recipe for peanut butter banana cookies. And now here we are.
These cookies are definitely chewy and soft. They have a little different taste to them (and we ran out of chocolate chips!), but if you are looking for something new and different, try them out!
Everyone hold on to your hats, because I made something, and ADDED something to the recipe. I am turning into a baking rebel.
But for real, I know I am not a very adventurous baker. I usually stick to a recipe for the most part. I might use normal butter for unsalted butter, or light brown sugar for dark brown sugar, when I want to get crazy.
But I wanted to eat an orange, and I wanted to make cookies, so I decided to add some orange zest to these chocolate chip cookies. And they didn’t turn out to shabby. The zest added a nice freshness to it. Everyone at work seemed to eat them, so I would say that is success.