Friday, May 18, 2012

Chocolate cookies

Little things tick me off's always the infinitely small things that bother me the most !! Speaking of little, tiny things surprises makes me happy, like a kid in a candy store, or flower shop in my case :)) Not that am against big surprises, but the tiny once touch me the most.

Last weekend, I think it was a Saturday, I was whipping up some quick dinner and the door bell rang. Sp (my sister-in law i.e husband's sis) was standing there with a shopping bag "this is for you, I know you have been wanting this for a while. I found it and cld not wait to give it to you" I was so excited to see two bottles - milk bottles !! I have been looking for it for a while - new props !! she has a very keen artistic eye and somehow she finds stuff that is cute and irresistible. I"ll cherish these and the milk does taste sweeter ;) You can see me show off one of them on this post :))))

 I have been assigned by almost teen (my daughter) to bake a cookie dessert marathon over the summer - again thanks to sp for letting me borrow her " great big cookie book " for indefinite amount of time!! So, we are going o be drowning in sugar this summer and if you gain a few lbs don't blame me !!

I thought the cookies were a bit dry. But I guess it's just me

Almost teen walks in from school....
Me - "howz your day"
Almost teen "did u bake cookies"
Me "yes"
Almost teen "which one"
Me "chocolate"
Almost teen "can I have one
Me "can u pl change first"
Almost teen  "Plz Plz am starving"
Cookies go in washed by some milk ...... Silence
Me "howz it"
Almost teen " what"
Me "cookie"
Almost teen "nice, can I have some more"
Me "are they dry"
Almost teen "no and give me few more"
Me "really, a bit dry"
Almost teen "no mum they are just fine - awesome OK" "just get me more"

Me "OK I'll get the camera ready then....."

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 self rising flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
4 oz semi sweet dark chocolate
2 oz almond coarse powder

Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease baking sheets. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl. add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well, till light and fluffy

Sift the flour over the mix and fold gently. Add the oats, chocolate and almond and mix.

Place small spoonfuls of the mix in rocky mounds.

bake for 15-20 min, till they turn pale brown. Cool and serve !!

Indulge :)))

This recipe from -  The Great big cookie book by Hilaire Walden

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