20 Jul

What a crazy day!

There was much baking and eating.

I roasted some garlic for dinner to make roasted garlic parmesan mashed red potatoes

And some drinking.

Pinot grigio in twin 1's painted wine glass

We bought Oreos and made crazy peanut butter cookies and cream brownies from the amazing How Sweet blog for dessert. I think the piece I ate negated the 3+ mile walk I took earlier; you know how I hate to be in the negative calorie range, makes me nervous.

Birthday cookies

And I made the yearly batch of Chocolate Crinkles for Uncle Dave’s birthday. They are his favorite cookie of all time. This time we made them extra special with mini chocolate chips. Face it, everything is better with mini chocolate chips.


Chocolate Crinkles

(from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book ©1977)

1/2   cup oil

4   ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

2   cups sugar

4   eggs

2   teaspoons vanilla

2   cups flour

2   teaspoons baking powder

1/2   teaspoon salt

3/4   cup (approximately) mini chocolate chips

1   cup powdered sugar

Mix oil, chocolate, and sugar. Blend in eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Chill dough several hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 350°

Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into powdered sugar; rolling to cover dough completely. Place 2″ apart on greased or parchment covered baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.



One Response to “Tuesday”

  1. Ian July 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I need to get my brother to make those.

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