Friday, June 18, 2010

Oh, Lord, So Many Cookies!

So, I'm sitting here right now, about two hours before I want to light candles for shabbos, eating the scraps left over from my Wednesday night lo mein. I spent the majority of my day today baking cookies for my dear friend's shabbos kallah. Don't worry, I didn't bake 12 dozen cookies alone. I had my lovely assistant, Diana, to help me out. (Hi, Diana!)

First we made a big batch of my staple sugar cookies from Joy of Cooking. I accidentally made the cookies a little too big, so the dough didn't go as far as I would have liked. We got closer to 45 cookies instead of the 60 I usually get.

But all's well because I made a very nice sized batch of oatmeal cookies with craisins and chocolate chips. They look delicious and I can't wait to watch people eat them!

The last cookies I made were an Idea I got last shabbos when my dad brought some cookies home from a kiddush. One of them was chocolate with what I first assumed to be white chocolate chunks. After eating them, though, it turned out to be marshmallows. Suddenly, I knew I had to make rocky road cookies. For the base cookie dough, I searched all over the interwebs for an easy chocolate fudge cookie recipe. Easiest one I found? Cake mix cookies. Take a box of cake mix, add 1/2 a cup of oil and 2 eggs, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. I used a devil's food cake mix and added in marshmallows and walnuts. The first batch came out a little ugly because I just plopped the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and when the marshmallows melted it just made a mess. A very tasty mess. A mess that I will proudly serve at the shabbos kallah because it was absolutely amazing. The next batch, however, I rolled the dough into balls before putting them on the baking sheet and they came out slightly less ugly. They looked more like cookies and less like...well...let's just say they looked nicer.

Rocky Road Cookies

Oatmeal and sugar cookies. For the record, these are gallon sized zip-lock bags.

More oatmeal cookies


Rachel said...

You know, you make me very jealous.

Julia said...

omg these cookies look amazingggg. when did u become such a housewife btw? all ur posts are abt cookingn! haha come to detroit n cook for me

Diana!!! said...

Hi Sara! Thanks for the shout out..

And just for the record for all of you: These cookies WERE incredible.