A nurse said to a doctor, “There’s a man in the waiting room who claims he’s invisible.”
The doctor says, “Tell him I can’t see him.”
So do these outrageously chocolatey toffeety cookies. Let’s dig in and die together.
Chocolate Fudge Toffee Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped into chunks
1 cup English toffee, chopped such as Heath Bars or Skor
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line two heavy baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
3. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together into a bowl and set aside.
4. In a large stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and both sugars until light in color and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the flour-mixture in 3 additions, blending just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in the chunky ingredients and mix until they seem evenly distributed.
5. Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets and place them in the center of the oven.
6. Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes, or until barely set in the center and just firm around the edges. Rotate the sheets once or twice. Cool the cookies on the tray for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely before storing. Store the cookies in airtight containers, layered between sheets of parchment or waxed paper for up to 5 days.
Recipe from Confessions Of A City Eater
My song of the moment is Sunset’s Loveshines II.
Sunset is one of Austin singer Bill Baird’s many projects.
This track is from the 2010 LP ‘Loveshines But The Moon Is Shining Too’.
Fuzzy, somehow soft vocals over the frenetic beating of the instruments.
It is so good when it does.
This video is quietly brilliant.
I thought this was cool. Bill Baird’s Tips for Starting an Illustrious Career as a Songwriter.
“(or, how I got enough material lodged in my brain to torture me til the end of my days)
Go temporarily insane.
Make a tearful confession to a priest.
Get thrown out of your parents’ house.
Apply for several credit cards using different names; have them all cancelled and each of your fake identities reported to a collection agency.
Sleep 10 hours in one week.
Sleep 24 hours in one day.
Drink lots of whiskey (non-alcoholic for those under 21).
Fall in love with somebody completely wrong for you.
Have your heart broken. Have your heart broken again. And again.
Watch your friends change into people you don’t recognize, either because of some fundamental change in their personality, or plastic surgery, or both.
Give away all your possessions.
Return to the thrift store later and try to get your possessions.
Shave your head and move to Alaska.
Endure the questioning disdain of your friends, family, and mentors.
Worry about things that don’t matter.
Forget to worry about things that do matter.
Sleep through college and wake up with a diploma.
Wonder how that vomit got on your shoes.
Work for somebody who literally blows a whistle to keep the pizzas delivered on time.
Deliver a pizza to Michael Bolton.
Get fired for setting the xerox machine on fire.
Move someplace far away from anybody you know, grow very lonely,
and give your television a nickname.
Experience glorious success in front of thousands of people, let it go to
your head, and experience a rapid change of fortune.
Get booed off a stage.
Get in a fistfight in the alley outside Emo’s.”
Buy Sunset’s music here.
*perk* Chocolate. Toffee. Say no more. :-)