I want to tell you about the cookies I made today to take to the emergency department. These cookies were wonderful but could never be recreated. Let me tell you why.
I was organizing my cupboard and was embarrassed to find a few things I really wanted to get rid of so I decided to put them in cookies.
1. Almost a pound of See’s Bordeaux. These are my wife’s favorite. I bought them for her for her birthday. She enjoyed a few then renewed her dietary determinations and never ate them. After six months, they were hard and not fit to eat.
2. A bag of Cadbury caramel-filled chocolate eggs. I guess I bought them on sale after last Easter. After almost nine months in the cupboard, something needed to be done with them.
3. Half a milk chocolate-bacon bar. I bought this on a lark. Even though it was good chocolate, I didn’t like it enough to finish it off.
4. A blob of left-over filling from the Chocolate Chipotle Cookies With Smoky Salted Caramel that I recently posted.
So, I had my goodies identified. What recipe to put them in? I went to my blog and took a look at all the recipes I have posted to find a good candidate. As if happens, the first recipe on the list is $250.00 Cookies. They are pretty basic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but they also call for shredded milk chocolate. A great target for my creative cupboard cleaning.
I mixed up the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla, just like usual. Then I chopped up the caramel-milk chocolate eggs and the bacon chocolate bar. I threw the Bordeaux into the food processor and, since they were dry, they ended up almost powdered. I then threw the chopped eggs, the bacon chocolate bits, the powdered Bordeaux and the blob of left-over filling into the butter mixture. I then mixed them in really well.
I followed this with the powdered ingredients, then the chocolate chips, as usual in the recipe.
I scooped them and baked then as recommended in the recipe.
They came wonderfully. They are good looking cookies. They are very sweet and have a nice chew. And, they can never be reproduced.
This is one of the reasons I like baking cookies so much. You can follow a recipe exactly for the exact result every time. Or, you can scheme on something crazy and see how it turns out. What fun!
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