Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Never Too Many Cookies.

Simon and I spend a pathetically high percentage of our time at Jeremy / Sean / Jesse's house. Yesterday Jesse complained that all of our cookies and cake were gone (mostly because of him), and that he was out of snacks. So when I got back from class at 10 freaking PM, we made two batches of cookies:

1. Cinnamon-Sugar

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1. Blend sugar and butter; blend in eggs and vanilla.
2. Mix in the rest, form into balls, and roll in:

some sugar
some cinnamon

The recipe required baking at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, but I followed the same procedure as the next batch, which was:

2. Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. white sugar
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 egg (ha!)
1 1/2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
~1 c. flour
sprinkle of baking powder
sprinkle of salt

Cookie recipes always require such tedious mixing order, but specific instructions aren't really my thang, so I just mixed up the sugars and butter, then added egg + milk + vanilla, and finally all the dry ingredients. I'm convinced you'd get the same end result if you poured it all in a bowl simultaneously and shook it up (a hypothesis that has yet to be tested).

So! Bean mixed up the cinnamon cookies; I did the peanut butter, and they all came together for a sugar-filled serenade. The crowd seemed to approve.