Chocolate chip make-your-mouth-explode-with-happiness cookie dough

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Happy snow day everyone!

Except to me.

Because I didn't get one.

I had a dream that I got one last night, but I didn't.

I went to work.

Yay!

But in all fairness we did get to leave work a bit early last night because campus shut down due to inclement weather. That was kind of nice. I ended up lazing on the couch, watching Wife Swap, until I suddenly felt compelled to go into the kitchen and make something sweet and oh-so-bad-for-you.

I whipped up a bowl of egg-less chocolate chip cookie dough and wow! So good. Clayton was surprised and delighted by the unexpected sweet treat.


The recipe is easy (and yes, I found it on Pinterest. Shut up.):

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

The pin I got the recipe from wasn't specific about how to mix the ingredients, but anyone who's ever baked cookies knows that you usually start by creaming the butter and sugars. Then I mixed in the wet ingredients and gradually added the flour and salt. Finally, I folded in the chocolate chips and almost passed out from how yummy it tasted. 

We're running dangerously low on groceries this week and I'll be the first to tell you it's because we're straight-up lazy. Driving to the store in the snow and cold stinks and I'm SNOW over it. (Did you see what I did there?) I've been eating a steady diet of bagels, Greek yogurt, bananas and hummus. Dinnertime has more or less been, "What kind of chicken do you want? Chicken chicken? Okay, great."

Although I should mention that Clayton and I have become OBSESSED with making our own chicken nuggets. They're seriously better than anything you can grab from a drive-thru (and this is coming from a devoted fan of the Chicken McNugget). I just dunk chunks of chicken in extra virgin olive oil and then toss em' in a bowl of Panko, ranch-flavored bread crumbs and my own secret blend of herbs and spices before spreading on a baking sheet. The first time I made these, Clayton looked at me with more love in his eyes than he had on our wedding day.

 
Tonight I'm going to try to be creative and piece together a meal from random ingredients I have lying around the house. Any cook worth her salt (Heh. Get it? I'm talking about cooking and salt is used in cooking and the more you have to explain a joke, the less funny it is.) can put a meal together on the fly. Let's see if I can do it ... 

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