So today something interesting happened. After putting JaMonkey to bed, I grabbed all the summer baby clothes I had pulled out for the All four kids consignment sale. If you've never been to this sale, it is the mother of all consignment sales! They are so big they have four different sale locations now, including a more convenient one in my town this season.
So I have some stuff I pulled out of storage to sell at the sale to make a little extra cash for my Vegas trip next month. The main pain in the butt about consignment sales is tagging, hanging, and pinning all your items. I lugged all my stuff upstairs to my office this evening in hopes of getting started on this daunting task when the internet goes out.
I set up shop in my cozy bed to do some Facebooking, but my app is having “Connection Errors.” Is the AT&T tower down too? So I switch to my TweetDeck when the whole phone dies. I was playing Words with Friends all day at work, and it kills your battery.
So I mosey downstairs and think, hmm I really want to duplicate that cookie recipe I did the other day and see if it's as good as individual cookies as it was as a cookie cake. I've tried numerous cookie recipes, and this makes the best cookie dough and cookies by far. Because you can't make cookies without eating half of the dough goes into the oven. It's a light, fluffy consistency. So here goes nothing.
What you will need
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks softened
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 white sugar
- 3/4 brown sugar
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- mix in's chocolate chips, M&Ms, nuts
- Preheat oven to 350
- Put 2 sticks of butter in a large mixing bowl, let stand or pop into the microwave for 40 seconds to soften but not melted!
- Mix in both sugars and then vanilla then beaten eggs.
- In a separate bowl mix your flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Fold flour mixture into your wet mix until blended well.
- After it's well blended, add your chocolate chips (walnuts, M&M's).
- Spoon tbsp sized balls onto cookie sheet and cook about 10 minutes.
If you're making a cookie cake make sure you're using a proper pan with sides. Also, remember that cookie dough melts then rises so if you put too much in the pan it will overflow into your oven and make a big smokey smelly mess. Trust me I've done it!
As if baking cookies wasn't enough I found myself crocheting a hat as well tonight!
Yes, my friends, I bake cookies and crochet when I'm bored! But didn't my hat turn out cute?
The yarn made that pattern! How awesome? I think Ill make one for JaMonkey too!