Tuesday, June 28, 2011

An Experiment

We experimented with a new recipe today. I wanted to try something new, and was planning on a certain recipe but didn't realize we need to chill the dough for 24 hours- so we will make that recipe next week instead.

I am a little tired of Chocolate Chip Cookies, after making 100 for church to hand out on Father's Day. I went to allrecipes.com and searched for 30 minutes before I finally decided on this recipe:

Polka Dots Recipe


  • 1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, oil and eggs. By hand, stir until well-blended. Stir in chips.
  3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake in heated oven for 8-12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheets.                                                                 I am really impressed with how these turned out. I LOVE that they use a brownie mix, as I have about 30 of them in my basement from when they were on sale. I am not a big fan of cake cookies because they turn out too cakey. These, however, turned out very chewy- and very brownie-esque. I also put some coconut in them, which was a perfect addition. YUM!!!!  We will be taking them to three people today- one who just moved into the area, one who moved in awhile ago but who seems a little lonely, and one who I borrowed something from and am finally getting around to returning it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Today A and I made Snickerdoodles. I had never made them before, but we were at a little party this morning at a friends house and she had them, so I thought: why not? They turned out well, but I am a little disappointed in my own cookie making abilities. I like a soft, chewy cookie, but once again my cookies turned out crispy. Am I using too much flour? Not enough? I will need to research this further.

I realized today while making the cookies that A forces me to do things at a slower pace. Of course, I have known this. But today while she was doing an excellent, but slow, job putting the cinnamon sugar on the balls of cookie dough, I was reminded again of how grateful I am to be a stay at home mom with her, that we get to make cookies together in an un-rushed pace, and just enjoy each others company. She is such a special daughter of God, and I love being able to spend this quality- and quantity- time with her.

We are delivering the cookies today to Grandma M, because Aunt B just moved and Grandma is sad. We will also deliver them to a lady in the ward who is dealing with shingles. My grandpa has shingles, and they are absolutely horrible, so perhaps some cookies will cheer her up.