Friday, September 21, 2012
Yesterday our house was chilly and the box in my freezer where I keep cookies ready to put in school lunches was empty.
Time to bake cookies.
I decided to try something different. (Marianne, I added my own special touch.) I changed up a recipe I already had. Tweaking cookie recipes=my new thing.
Here's the recipe:
2 c flour
3/4 c cocoa
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 c butter
1/4 c peanut butter
a little less than 2 c sugar (I think the peanut butter adds sweetness so I cut the sugar back a bit)
2 t vanilla
1 c oatmeal
1 c (more or less) chocolate chips/peanut butter chips
The directions are the same as typical cookies:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butters and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Add chocolate/peanut butter chips. I had some peanut butter chips but not enough so I added some chocolate. I'm not sure I needed either but you can't really go wrong adding chocolate chips, right?
Bake 10 minutes.
Mark helped me. By that I mean he read his history aloud to me while I scooped cookie dough onto baking sheets and he was there to sample the finished product.
He said, "Do you have a name for these?"
I said no.
He said, "How about Chocolate Menaces?"
"Yeah," he said, "They're so good it's...criminal." Then he smiled and took another cookie.
Sometimes I feel like Mark has a really arduous life. I guess we both do.
Adam said they reminded him of No Bake Cookies (you know the peanut butter/chocolate/oatmeal kind). So if you like those...