I am sad to say that we are back home from Florida.
My husband and I vowed that this trip would not be spent waking at the crack of dawn and running to do a millionty things, and I am happy to say that we actually stuck to it for once.
There was lots of sleeping, lots of ice cream, and lots of laying in bed and reading, which I guess I could have done from home, but it’s always better in another state where you’re far away from housework so there is no guilt involved.
Also, sometimes I’d look up from my bed and peek out the window and I’d see people running and doing excercisey things and it kind of wore me out. Is there such a thing as exercise osmosis? I’d usually have to take a nap after witnessing such activity.
I AM pregnant, after all.
Anyways, we finally got home, which was not so good because the day after vacation is like the worst ever. Tons of stupid unpacking and there’s no milk or good expirey stuff like lunch meat in the house, so I had to make going to the store top priority.
Obviously, I came home and made chocolate sheet cake and chicken fried steak after my grocery run. Fresh crab and shrimp is great and all, but goodness Florida, how can you go so many days without gravy?
It’s beyond my comprehension.
One good thing about being back home (besides my DVR…when will condos start having DVRs in them??? Aren’t they considered a necessity nowadays?) is that I have tons of frozen cookie dough in the freezer, so I can have fresh cookies whenever I want!! I baked these yummy cookies before I left, but froze about half the dough for when a craving strikes.
I’m officially prepared for my next cookiemergency.
Yes, I totally made that word up. You can use it if you want.
If you want to freeze some of the cookie dough, just line a baking sheet with waxed paper and place tablespoonfuls of dough on the sheet. Once you’ve got as many cookie dough balls as you need, place the sheet in the freezer uncovered for about an hour or until the dough is firm. Throw the dough balls in a large Ziploc bag and you’re good to go!!
White Chocolate Oreo Chunk Cookies
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter on medium speed until fluffy, about a minute. Add eggs, beating one at a time until blended. Add vanilla, and beat until mixed. Turn the mixer speed to low, then slowly add flour mixture until fully combined. Stir in white chocolate chips and Oreo chunks.
4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes — the edges will be slightly set but the center will be soft. Let sit on baking sheet for a few minutes, then remove to cooling racks.
Makes about 4 – 5 dozen cookies.