Thankfully it is Sunday evening and my husband is back home, so I can finally tell you that he was gone on a fishing trip all weekend.
I have been DYING to whine all about it on Facebook and Twitter, honestly it has taken every ounce of restraint NOT to, but I know better than to announce that I’m a sitting duck on the most popular social network in all the land. We all know that murderers troll those sites. And not assassin style murderers, but the kind that hide in your closet all day and wait until you fall asleep to creep around your house and torture you.
I remember when I was a kid and I was scarred for life after seeing Michael Jackson’s Thriller Video. For months following, I swore I saw his glove glittering in my Grandma’s closet when I slept over, so I’d spend the entire night trying to make sure the blanket didn’t move up and down when I breathed.
Because obviously, he wouldn’t turn into a wolf and kill me if I was already dead.
When my husband is gone for the night, I basically do the same thing, only AFTER I have pretend conversations with my husband on my cell phone about machine guns and how my latest kick boxing class went.
It’s seriously stressful. And exhausting.
If I had it my way, my husband would never go on Man Trips. I don’t see the point anyways…men never do anything good. Alls they do is catch fish and stay in a cabin that doesn’t even have a nearby spa or shopping mall. Also, they cook real meals, like it’s an alternate universe or something. I can’t even remember the last time I saw my husband turn our stove ON. But then he goes on a Man Trip and he’s all “hey look at me, I’m cooking things in a pan like a person who makes meals” and I’m all, “I’m here at home about to get murdered and you’re cooking food for people that isn’t ME?!”
It’s just bad all around.
It should come as no surprise that I spent my weekend creating my very own Ryan Gosling Food Blogger husband. He’s supportive, he fights for me, and he is all about food trends. Also…he uses Stumble Upon.
Wanna know what else I did? I made cookies with coconut inside.
I made these the night before my husband left, then I gave him one to try and he said it was really good.
Then I said, “Just good? Or stop what you’re doing and look at it good?”
Then he just looked at me.
So then I walked out of the room and walked back in and pretended to be holding a cookie, then I took a pretend bite all casual and I stopped walking and looked at the cookie all amazed like,”wow…what is this wondrous thing?”. Then I looked at my husband and said, “see, would you do that after you took a bite, or would you have just kept walking without paying attention to the cookie like, no biggie?”
Then he said “I definitely would have stopped what I was doing to find out more about that cookie”.
So…there you have it. A stop walking cookie.
In all seriousness (like I would ever joke about cookies), these are really super delicious. All you need is some Double Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (Duncan Hines thankyouverymuch), some margarine, eggs, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk.
Make your cookie dough, make your coconut filling, and chill them. To get the coconut inside the cookies, just spoon a bit of cookie dough on the baking sheet, put some of the coconut mixture on top, and top with more dough and seal up any coconut that is showing.
You need these in your life.
Coconut Filled Fudge Cookies
- 1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
- 1 stick of margarine
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 of a 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1. In the bowl of a mixer combine cake mix, margarine, and eggs. Beat on medium until it is well mixed and a soft dough is formed.
2. In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and coconut. Place bowl of coconut mixture in the freezer and cookie dough in the refrigerator. Let both chill for about an hour (more if you have things to do, no biggie).
3. Preheat oven to 350. Using a small cookie scoop (or spoon), scoop cookie dough on ungreased baking sheet, a few inches apart. Top with a slightly smaller scoop of the coconut mixture. Top with another scoop of cookie dough, using a spoon to seal up any coconut that is hanging out.
4. Bake until the edges of cookies are set (for me this was about 14 minutes). Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack.
***makes about 2 dozen cookies
These are some of the best cookies I’ve made in a VERY long time…I hope you enjoy them!!
Have a very Happy Monday!!