I enjoy this time for year, in the cooking arena, because it is the time of overindulgence, myself included. Last night at the mall, I so wanted to peruse the food court and size up my meal. But the food court, was beyond sketchy. The scene reminded me of when Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick got on the wrong bus from the carnival and ended up at the bottom of the ocean. I know this because, Nickelodeon is a staple in my house. In fact, I have watched Nick Cannon grow up and marry Mariah Carey, and Kenan Thompson become a member of SNL. SNL has never been the same without Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, and Molly Shannon, that is just my humble opinion.
establishment, my boss is a retired 7th grade math teacher, she understood from the beginning, how important it was to be with my sons on Christmas. I am truely blessed, in all aspects of my life. I am grateful for the experience that I got at the Putney Inn. I worked under some very gifted individuals, and I learned valuable information, that I still carry with me. Many people have enhanced my career, Ann, Norman, Greg, Alan just to name a few.
This time of year, cookies are shipped to every part of the world, little tiny buttons of love, so delicate and pretty! Well, enough of that. Here is a cookie that is a meal and you might have to pay an extra shipping charge.
The Christmas Cookie That You Can Only Eat Just One Of
1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsps vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup crushed peppermint candies
1 drop of green food coloring to make them look Christmasy
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together and whisk with a whip to evenly distribute. Set the bowl aside. In a mixer blend the butter, vanilla and sugars. There is no need to cream, we are not looking to incorporated a lot of air. When well mixed add the eggs and continue to mix, being sure to scrape down the sides. Add the drop of green food coloring, and all the dry ingredients, and mix until all flour is incorporated. The dough will be dense. Add the chips and candy just long enough to get through the dough. Turn out on a clean surface and work the dough for about 5 minutes. Scale your cookies to weigh about 6 1/2 ozs. If there is extra dough just add a little to each cookie. Bake on a cookie sheet in a 350F oven until golden brown. Hint: you want the inside to be slightly underdone this is what makes this cookie irresistible.
God gave the angels wings, and he gave humans chocolate.~Author Unknown