How To Keep Your Family From Eating All Your Cookies
|Cookies with chips on them|
We made chocolate cookies last week, and I told my daughter that I was going to put potato chips on mine. She was horrified and said that was gross.
So when I did put the chips on about 1/3 of them, I noticed that NONE of my family ate them. Not one. They all went for the basic chocolate with no delicious salty embellishment.
You need to know that my family is a group of cookie hogs. I don't buy cookies because we'll sit in a group and eat the entire bag at once. The Girl Scouts know that I'm their best customer. I once froze cookies in the hopes that they would last longer...This just resulted in my husband eating the frozen cookies while standing in front of the open freezer. When I protested that they were frozen to stop people from eating them he said "That won't stop me."
So when potato chips stopped them, I was slightly stunned. Especially since I love the salt/sweet combination, but I guess they don't.
|Balls of dough ready to bake|
4 oz. unsweeteened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups AP flour
chocolate icing or ganache
potato chips, the saltier the better
|Dabs of icing on the warm cookies|
Roll 1" balls and place 2" apart on a parchment- lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, don't overbake. When the cookies come out of the oven slide the parchment sheets onto a cooling rack but don't try to remove the cookies from the parchment yet.
|Cookies with icing spread on them.|
When the cookies are cooled, remove from the parchment.
Final step, sit in a group with your family and eat all the cookies in one sitting. At least that's the final step in my house.