I attempt to end this year with a post so it doesn't seem like I was such a slacker. I present to you fatty butter and sugar cookies. This is the story of my end-of-the-year baking fuck up and how I give my friends diabetes for life!
Jenny sent me this link for 12 cookies recipes for 12 days of Christmas. I decided to make the Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies. So I started with all the correct ingredients:
Flour, cocoa power, baking powder, and salt. So I proceeded to cream butter and sugar, then egg and vanilla, etc.
I thought I did everything correctly, except after some times chilling in the fridge, my dough wasn't doughy. It crumbled like this.
I even made the filling with 2 more sticks of butter and 3 cups of powdered sugar.
So creamy and delicious!
Since I didn't have peppermint flavoring, I decided to use creme de menthe. It was good enough.
But what shall I do when my cookie dough is all crumbly and not working? I only have 1.5 sticks of butter left and my go-to cookie recipe needs 2.5 sticks of butter!
"But, LeTran, you can reduce the recipe." You say.
"I'm way too lazy for that!" I reply.
So I used The best homemade chocolate chip cookies in the entire world! because someone assured me that it tastes just like my go-to cookie recipe...maybe even better. Great! I only need one stick of butter.
Here's the result:
A spoonful of cream on one cookie.
...then another cookie topping it all off.
Like an Oreo cookie...only with chocolate chips instead. Oh, and yeah, with the crazy amount of pure butter and sugar on this one, it guarantees to give people diabetes. Nom!
Bonus, I made a brownie monkey "cake." It wasn't a cake, it was just a block of brownie.