NaBloPoMo: Day 4
Lately I’ve been getting alot of “Wow you’ve lost alot of weight. What diet are you on?” comments from family and friends.
First of all. Thank you! Who doesn’t wanna hear they’ve lost weight right? I’m not a size 2/4 mind you. (Yeah you know I’m talking to you.) Second of all. It’s not intentional. Currently I’m on the In-The-Process-Of-Buying-House-So-I’m-Too-Stressed-To-Eat diet. I don’t think it’s endorsed by Nutri-System (Is Maria Osmond looking good or what?) or Weight Watchers though. So don’t try this at home, readers. I’m a professional.
I keep telling myself that all the stress will be worth it in the end. I’m sure I’ll be singing home ownership’s praises (and packing on the happy pounds) in a couple weeks. But if you ask me right now. It’s not. I’m barely eating (which explains my lack of food posts) and having nightmares about being homeless. That can’t be good. Is this normal? Please tell me this is normal.
Ok don’t answer that. I’m far from normal. House buying or no house buying. HA!
But this semi-normal-slash-crazy girl NEEDED a damn cookie. Thank you Martha Stewart. You saved my sanity. At least for today. No promises for tomorrow though.
Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn Cookies
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Makes 36 cookies (I got 13 cookies)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
About 36 candy corns (I used 13 caramel candy corn)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in a stand mixer, fitted with a flat beater. Mix until combined. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Add flour and mix until a dough forms.
Scoop out level teaspoons of dough (I used a tbsp instead) and roll into balls. Place balls on baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are firm and cookies are dry to the touch, about 10 to 12 minutes. (I baked for 12 minutes)
Remove from oven and gently press a candy corn into center of each cookie (surface of cookies may crack slightly). Let rest on cookie sheet for about 1 minute before transfering to a rack to cool completely.
Husband rating: A/A-
He really loved the chocolate cookie but he’s not a huge fan of candy corn. He’s obviously cuckoo.
Wifey rating: A/A+
This recipe was quick and easy to put together. You can’t go wrong with chocolate and caramel. I give this the Cookie Monster seal of approval. Its just what the crazy doctor ordered. *Nom nom nom*