Sunday, February 10, 2008
dear daughter 22!
One of my babies is 22 today. When she was 4 she wouldn't let me out of her sight; now she lives in Idaho. The first day of kindergarten she wore cows to school... she loved that outfit. (I think a child should get to dress as a child and not a miniature adult.)I don't suppose you could get her to wear any animal today. Look at her happy smile on her wedding day! Soon she will have her own baby to hold (about 6 weeks away) .
I sent her a package with her favorite cookies; Fudge Ecstasies, that's what she said she wanted but she didn't think they would come since I am pretty bad at sending packages. I included the thrift store 'find of the week' in her package (maybe a blog about it tomorrow.) Here is the recipe for her cookies.
I first made these in 1990, an instant hit.
Like some brownies, the surface is crackly, but inside they're soft, fudgy, and nutty.
From Better Homes and Gardens Cookies for Christmas 1985
1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder Dash salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
In a heavy medium saucepan heat 1 cup of the chocolate pieces, unsweetened chocolate, and butter till melted, stirring constantly. Transfer to a large mixer bowl to cool slightly. In soup bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla to chocolate mixture and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat till well mixed. Stir in remaining chocolate pieces and nuts.
Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350' oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are firm and surface is dull and cracked. Cool on cookie sheet for 1minute, then remove and cool thoroughly. Makes about 36.
The recipe should really be doubled there are never enough cookies, but that could be a good thing. It doesn’t work to mix this up and make it later. Forget about putting it in the refrigerator and baking it later you can’t even put it aside for an hour the chocolate gets hard and it’s impossible to get out of the bowl! It’s so good with a bowl of ice cream but a glass of milk goes with it great too.
Liz had them for breakfast yesterday. :-P