With less than two hours left in this day, it's going to be a short post. I decided to finish watching Oz last night instead of blogging or doing work for grad school and that decision may have repercussions later in the month, but it was the right decision at the time. Oz was a fantastic series; violent, full of nudity, and disturbing, yet it still provided hope and reminded you of the goodness in the worst types of people. There was a point near then end where I was sobbing, but I made it through. The ending was appropriate with enough surprises to make it interesting. If you have Amazon Prime and don't mind a lot of man-bits flopping around, definitely watch Oz!
Cookies. After avoiding doughs that required overnight refrigerating because I lack patience, I'm all over it now. Make the dough one day, clean it all up, and flop it in the fridge. The next day is a breeze to preheat, scoop, and bake. I was wandering the baking aisle at Meijer and found peanut butter stuffed chocolate chips and immediately purchased them. Why not through them in cookies?
Tender and chewy.
Sweet and chocolatly.
Easy and delicious.
Two Years Ago - Blueberry Mojitos
Peanut Butter Chip Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Cookies and Cups
Yield - 4 dozen 2-tablespoon cookies
2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4 cups flour
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
sea salt for sprinkling
- Cream together the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment for 2 minutes until light and creamy.
- Beat in the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.
- Add in the flour until just combined and then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to portion the dough on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with sea salt.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
- Let cool completely before storing.