Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blah Blah Oatmeal Cookies Blah Blah Blah

I make oatmeal cookies so so much. Last night was no different.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2-4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag bittersweet chocolate chips

I would show you a picture but oatmeal cookies don't really look that nice. Even with my cow butter dish watching out for the kids in a photo they still don't look that nice. But they are delicious.

This week my cookie making was fueled by the season 2 premiere of Heroes! I was so glad to see those horn-rimmed glasses again. And how good is the Hiro storyline? Right? Right? I'm excited for this season. And more horn-rimmed glasses.

Also, I realized today after giving someone this recipe that my recipes are all for a large amount of cookies. As in, 6-8 doz. at least. Which I have never mentioned to anyone when passing out recipes. So, my good people, know this: If you choose to make the above recipe and are not making it for a gaggle of merrill employees perhaps you might scale it back a bit?

Peace out!

Monday, September 17, 2007

The ones that started it all...

It's peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie fun time!

Well, to be honest, I cannot guarantee the fun part but it's most definitely peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie time!

These are the very first Cookie Tuesday cookies, my friends. Decades ago I made these for my wonderful coworkers and a tradition was born out of desperation for a more enjoyable work place. Cookies are fucking awesome and make everything better, basically.

Also, this cookie making was fueled by Bad Company, Foreigner, Three Dog Night and Booker T. & the MG's. So you must realize that this can only produce something delicious.

And I would like to point out my cow butter dish discreetly watching out for these kids. It's one hell of a butter dish, let me tell you.

Now let me tell you something else: Clowns are fucking creepy. I have just realized this. I know, I know, everyone else in the world has known this for centuries. But it took me a little bit longer. The second episode of the second season of Supernatural features an incredibly creepy killer clown. And if you just so happen to watch this episode alone in an apartment with creaky floor boards and all the lights turned off and crows flapping outside your window you will be fucking creeped out.

This is a true fact.

Cookie Sensei, out!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Cookie Tuesday Gospel

Welcome to my potentially lame Cookie Tuesday blog. I am apprehensive about this because I do not know how much I truly have to say about my delicious children every single week. So there is a very real possibility that I will quit this within the month. But I'm not cynical.

Moving on, in this inaugural Cookie Tuesday post I give you Loreos!!!

They are back! And probably about as good as ever! Maybe even slightly worse!

I will briefly tell you my cookie process that is generally the same every single week. Because I live for consistency.

1) Get home, grab beer, avoid kitchen for at least 2 hours.
2) Grab second beer, finally decide to mix up the cookies. This is done begrudgingly until I put my cute apron on. It is a confirmed fact that my cute apron makes almost all things better.
3) Sift dry ingredients. Mix sugar(s), butter, vanilla & eggs. Combine the two. Grab third beer.
4) Spoon those cookies like there is no tomorrow. Onto my cookie sheets. Then place them in the oven.
5) Grab fourth beer. Go through the spooning & oven schtick 6-10 times.
6) Pile cookies onto a plate in a teetering and precarious manner.
7) Go to bed knowing I have done some good here tonight.