So I was going to make sugar cookies in the shape of Girls(on the run!) and (super)Stars butttttttttt….both the husband and my mom convinced that sugar cookies were hard to master and time intensive and I might want to do something easier since I had to have them by 2pm. I considered doing a healthy nutty oaty kind of cookie, but since kids are often picky about dried fruit, nuts and oats in their cookies, I went with old faithful: chocolate chunk! I used this Cooking Light recipe, which was highly rated: Chocolate Chip Cookies. I halved the recipe (but only got 22 cookies out of it) and used Hershey’s bar instead of choco chips because that’s all I had. I also gave them 12 minutes in the oven instead of 10.
And the nibbling was very minimal. I had a few tiny pieces of chocolate and one taste of dough before I cleaned the bowl. That’s it! I didn’t want to spoil my lunch. I also sipped hot tea as I mixed.
They turned out PEFECT!!! Well, I haven’t had one yet, but I can tell by smell and touch that they are my kind of chocolate chip cookie: buttery crispy on the outside (but not flat and hard – they still have body) with chunks of chocolate! I can’t wait to try ’em out at the party.
Even the smallest nibbles did push back my lunchtime until 12:45 or so. Since I’d been cooking, I didn’t feel like making anything intensive, so I just reheated our leftover portion of last night’s soup:
With toast with pumpkin butter –
And grapes –
Off to study Micro for 2 hours – trying to stay warm! Perhaps I should sit by the space heater…