I'M NOT KIDDING, IF YOU'RE DIETING..
OR SIMPLY EATING RESPONSIBLY...
WALK AWAY WHILE YOU CAN.
These cookies ROCK.
I'm not kidding.
Or stretching the truth one eensy weensy iota.
Cross my heart!
I saw the recipe going around Facebook and said, "Oh, must do those!!!"
Forgetting that five months of low carb has allowed me to wear things I haven't worn in CENTURIES.
I'm a dolt. But every once in a while a gal's gotta step out of the salad zone and well...
And these cookies rock the big Kahuna of Cookiedom.
I changed the recipe slightly.
Now hush, the lot o' youse, I know what I'm doing.
Some of the time.
There was that fire in the kitchen, but I wasn't even HOME, so it doesn't count, right?
Okay, back to cookies....
2 cups brown sugar (I used to say dark brown, but dark brown ISN'T REALLY dark brown any more, so get the regular brown sugar and we'll fix it three steps down. Promise)
2 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup molasses (I like the dark molasses. Such a rich taste. This is where we fix the brown sugar, and YES, USE THE MOLASSES... Other chocolate chip cookies will taste positively anemic once you've made these. Really. Truly.)
Cream the above ingredients together. Small children love to crack eggs around here, so we crack them into a separate bowl and remove the shells... If you are a big person, you are probably okay to crack them into the mixing bowl. I'll let you be the judge of that. And if you're too nervous to taste this amazing mixture (think brown sugar French Creme) because of the raw egg, go online and realize how much more likely you are to be hit by a bus. Tasting this is worth the risk. (Do not tell the Belle I said that. She gets anxious.)
6 cups flour
1 tsp. salt (yes, add it, sigh, it's supposed to be there and it's all about ratio. It really is.)
2 tsp. baking soda
Mix together with top ingredients until well mixed.... and then add:
2 cups delicious, moist coconut!!!!
2 cups chopped salted, roasted almonds!!!!!
5 cups dark or milk chocolate chips or mix 'em!!!
Form cookies into balls about tablespoon sized... Bake at 350 degrees (MY DEGREE SIGN KEEPS BLOWING UP BLOGGER!!!! OY!!!) for about 8-9 minutes. You should just see them begin to darken along the edges... Like macaroons, they'll firm up out of the oven.
Oh. My. Stars.
I need a baby fix:
|This is Joslyn.... She's coloring a possum gray. We're studying America pre-European immigration. What it looked like with no stores/shops/iinternet/shoes/churches/houses/Fisher Price Toys or electronics. Or lights.|
Teach 'em young, I say! :)
So I've eaten more than my share.... It's ridiculous. And here's this REAL shot of the cookies in my still-messy dining room:
Close up of the paint can:
Valspar Kira Caramel....
Once my dining room is void of little cute kid stuff, I'm painting it this soft shade of yellow.
I have goals, you know.
Total world domination, look out Jeff Bezos!!!!! And clean dining room walls.
I will smile a big smile when that happens!!!!!
And I'm loving people's responses/reviews for "Running on Empty"... I did a 5 day free promotion and folks downloaded over 31,000 copies of that sweet, heart-wrenching book...
And the ones who've read it already and got back to me love it. Click here if you're dying to spend $2.99 to get a really great book for your Kindle or device with Kindle App!!!
And that just makes me smile.
Pass the cookies, please!!!! And a tall, cold glass of milk.