Saturday, February 2, 2013
c is for cookie.
as i was preparing dinner this evening, my eyes kept wandering to a pantry shelf where a box and two bags of chocolate are sitting pretty. you see, we were gifted lots of chocolate for christmas. much like two years ago, i have a feeling we'll still be eating christmas chocolate at easter. this is not a complaint, mind you, just a statement of fact. we have a lot of chocolate floating around. and as i stared at the chocolate i thought to myself, you know what? i havent made chocolate chip cookies in a while*. so that's what i did.
i grabbed a handfull of chocolates, unwrapped them, and smashed them to bits with a rolling pin.
i then started to amass the rest of the ingredients and realised... we dont have a lot of butter.
step one when making cookies: realise you only have half a cup of butter.
step two: dont panic.
step three: do some math
step four: cookies
mostly adapted from a tried and true family recipe
1/2 cup butter
6 tbsp as-close-to-brown-sugar-as-you-can-get (pour moi, sucre complet de canne)
6 tbsp other sugar
dash of lemon juice
4.5ish tbsp rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
smashed chocolate bits
1.5ish cups of flour
cream butter and sugars, add egg... mix in dry bits.
bake at 176/350 degrees for not quite 20 minutes... aaaaand....
cookies. (i baked 6 at a time x 3)
that's good enough for me.
*one of my favourite chocolate chip cookie memory was in china. after we heard obama was elected (round 1), i invited friends to my apartment for celebratory chocolate chip cookies and news watching.