Monday, January 15, 2007
I see cookies on a blog. I drool over them and try to keep myself from baking them. I see the same cookies on another blog, lose all will-power and bake them. This post is a result of said loss of all will-power.
I was visiting the blog Smitten Kitchen, where I saw some beautiful pictures and a recipe for chocolate cookies. These were some of the prettiest little cookies I had ever seen, but the feeling passed and I forgot about them. Then yesterday, I was visiting Foodbeam and I saw the same cookies! There was something in the Universe pointing me towards these cookies! Could it be a coincidence? Absolutely not!
So tonight, I went with the flow and baked these little beauties. Because it's me, you know I had to make some changes. I actually did have most of the ingredients. I had some fine sea salt and light brown sugar, which I thought I was out of. I did not have mini-chocolate chips though, so I used the regular size.
My major changes had to do with time. Sometimes you want chocolate and you want it right now, if not five minutes ago. I read the recipe and realized that I certainly did not intend to wait around for the cookie dough's three hours refrigeration time. No way! Could these still work without refrigeration? I divided the dough in half as called for and refrigerated one half. The other half I cut up and baked toute de suite!
The total preparation and baking time was about 22 minutes. These cookies are awesome! The refrigeration is not needed. The dough is easy enough to work with as is. I have the feeling that the refrigerated cookies will look more like the cookies in the other pictures. But when it comes down to it, that doesn't really matter that much. If you want to make some really good cookies fast, these will work.
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