Posts tagged ‘cookies’
When people think of me, I worry sometimes that they view me as some sort of emotionally underdeveloped person who is stuck in their childhood. Mostly because I enjoy things like dying Easter eggs and watching Disney movies. Playing board games and acting a fool all over the place.
But then I realize that there’s nothing to worry about because I have friends in my life who completely 100% get me. Not only do they get me but they sort of fuel my crazy.
They go out to bars with me and let me ramble on about how the human centipede works and why it’d be worst to be stuck behind a dude in that situation. (Let’s just say there was a paper representation of balls in my explanation…ahem)
Then the next day they turn up at my door to dye eggs and bake sugar cookies for my office. I love it. And in honor of my love for it I tried to watch the Human Centipede on Netflix with them but it wasn’t meant to be. Shucks.
Oh well. The ladies and I did manage to create some lovely art. Including such gems as kitties on eggs, cute swirls, and oh…you know….a zombie egg.
On a lighter note than the undead….I baked some cookies for my officemates as well. Tasty sugar cookies. Sorely lacking in frosting but still tasty. Maybe next time I’ll ice them…. big maybe.
I’m still planning on instituing a “Treats Day” once a month in the office wherein I bake something I’ve been wanting to try and bring it in just so that I can convince people to like me more. But moreso it’s because I have a stack (mental stack) of recipes I want to try out for baked goods but I don’t want to sit around eating 24 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes on my own. Probably.
Side note, or rather…end note. I’ve got two new recipes to try out this week in the neverending saga that is “Amanda learns how to feed herself”. I’m super excited about both. Om nom noms will be had this week. They WILL.
My recent bout with unemployment has taught me a lot about the importance of hobbies. And a lot about the way my mind works.
Here I am, sitting on the couch with some huge headphones on, watching the mister play video games. All of a sudden my boredom bursts out of me and I decide that if I ever want to get anywhere in the baking world, I need to take inventory of what I have to use.
That apparently means that I needed to go through the apartment and find all of my cookie cutters and take a photo of them. Now, I somehow lost all of my halloween cookie cutters but that’s besides the point.
The point is this: I need more non Christmas specific cookie cutters. I need moustache cookie cutters. And cake shaped ones. And cupcake shaped ones. And acorn shaped ones. And so on. But I’m unemployed. So I have no idea what to do with that.
Anyway, I blame this on my recent reobsession with baking blogs. Particularly Bake @ 350. It’s fantastic for inspiration. And time wasting. And teaching me how to do royal icing.
You just wait. I’m going to bake something gorgeous soon. I might buy one cookie cutter for this endeavor. Eventually you’ll be able to pay me for my efforts. Yep. Special orders for my goodies.
If you have any baking requests, let me know. I’m bored and want to bake tasty goodies.
I’m not one to ignore an urge to bake. So when I noticed a certain hankering for chocolate chip cookies the other day I knew I had to work out a way to make some a.s.a.p.
By “work out a way to make some” I mean…buy some stinking eggs.
And that’s just what I did on Monday evening. I went to the store, bought eggs, came home and baked some nom noms.
Looking to please both of us in this here apartment, I decided to use chocolate chips (John) and white chocolate chips (me), which was something I hadn’t done before. I’m a baker, I’m precise, we don’t stray from recipe cards. We like exact measurements.
Anywho, our oven stinks and takes forever to cook things thoroughly but I’m pretty happy with these. They ended up big and thin, but 2 days later they’re still moist and soft so I’m happy. I think it’s the large amount of vanilla that makes them so soft days later. I love vanilla.
John opened the tupperware they were in and said they smelled like dough…I take it as a compliment.
Chocolate Chip Cookies – Momma Style
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. vanilla
Mix together separately:
- 3 cup flour
- 1 Tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. baking soda
Combine to mixtures and fold in 2 cups chocolate chips (1 cup semisweet, 1 cup white. MMM.)
Preheat to 350. Cook 8-10 min on an ungreased cookie sheet.