I really, really wanted to bake cookies last Saturday night. The only problem was that I didn’t have the necessary ingredients for anything except shortbread, and I don’t like shortbread. No point in baking something I don’t like (especially because the main reason I wanted to bake cookies was that I just wanted to eat some cookie dough… But don’t tell anyone, that’s a secret.) And it was already past 9pm so there was really no point in going to the store either.
But then hubby said he wanted to go for a little walk before bed time. Sometimes it helps him sleep better. So I asked if he could go by Safeway and pick up some chocolate chips, any kind… And some toffee bits wouldn’t do any harm either… He said he would, and I went to bed.
On Sunday morning we felt lazy and didn’t go to church. So I baked cookies (happy mother’s day to me!). Hubby had brought white chocolate chips (he doesn’t really care about chocolate that much) and so here’s what I made (adapting from here and there, so I believe I can call the recipe my own at this point):
White Chocolate Vanishing Acts
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup backed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp garam masala (if you don’t have any, use equal parts of cinnamon, cardamom and allspice)
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup toffee bits
Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until smooth.
Mix together flour, baking soda and spices. Add into the butter mixture. Finally, fold in white chocolate and toffee.
Let the cookies cool down on the baking sheet for a few minutes, and then transfer on a cooling rack. Try to wait until they’re completely cooled down until performing the quality control test – they really taste better when they’re colder…Drop tablespoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or greased, whichever you prefer). Leave about 2″ of space in between. Bake in 180C / 375F for 8-10min, depending on your oven. The cookies are just right when they’re browning on the edges but look like they’re still undone in the middle. Don’t worry, they aren’t…
The name was suggested by hubby. There’s a reason for it… We just did the dishes from the past couple of days, and decided there’s something wrong when the cookies are eaten before the cookie-making dishes are washed… Gluttony and sloth, that’s two out of seven deadly sins covered in one day.