Wednesday, May 16, 2012

And Now I'm Out of Chips

A long-distance friend dared me to make him cookies. Never, ever dare a baker to make you cookies. Okay?


It was an opportunity to try a sort of new recipe, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Drops. Essentially, it's basic cookie dough with chocolate and peanut butter chips inserted. No oatmeal. No raisins. No nuts of any sort. It's just butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, flour, soda and chips. (I rarely put added salt into a recipe unless I suspect it's vital to the rising of dough or the flavor of the dish. There's a lot of sodium added in things that you don't suspect.) And it's so incredibly delicious as dough.

The butter was a bit softer than I like for cookies so, after mixing it, I stuck it in the fridge for 30 minutes. I think that made a world of difference. Plus, since these were destined for my friend, I watched the time on them better than a hawk. If I'm the only one eating them or if they are just heading to the office, a bit browner on the bottom is acceptable. He's getting cream of the new recipe crop here. He may or may not share. I want his friends impressed.

Supposedly, the recipe makes 5 and a half dozen. I did NOT eat that much but only got 40 cookies out of it. I always wonder what size of cookie they base their total on. These are the size the recipe says they will make and I didn't get nearly 5.5 dozen. Oh well. I got enough. I'll save this recipe. I think I have one similar to it but I couldn't find it in the recipe boxes last night.

The dough was so good. I have a memory or may it's a wish, I can't quite tell, of keeping a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge and eating that without baking the cookies. I know you're not supposed to do that, that uncooked dough could kill you due to the presence of nasty bacteria in the eggs, but, come on. I know where my ingredients come from and I'm certain of their quality. I agree with being careful but I also think we're getting way too paranoid about health for our own health.

AWK! Nevermind. I could take a post about cookies and go somewhere I didn't intend. So, I'll just end it here with, those bananas on top of the fridge are next. Bread or muffins? 'Tis a dilemma to be sure.

Beverage:  English Breakfast tea

Deb

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