Jon David’s back to school shopping has officially evolved to the point that he leads me to the nearest store that sells Nike shirts, and immediately grabs the first ones that have phrases about getting “owned” and mad “game” or “swag”.
I tried to tell him that he was false advertising, but that kind of made him mad.
Seriously, Nike. The only thing my 8 year old “owns” is the birthday money he gets from his grandparents.
Anyways — it’s no longer fun. And also, schools have gotten all strict about supplies.
Plain folders? What is even the point? I might as well fold a piece of construction paper in half and move on with my life.
So what I’m getting at is, school is right around the corner. And all I have to show for it is an 8 year old having an existential crisis (THREE WEEKS?? We didn’t even have hardly any funnnnnn), a Walmart sack full of plain folders and boring yellow pencils, and a pile of Nike lies.
Let’s talk about cookies. They fix everything!!
I recently saw Divinity Chocolate Chip Cookies at a local bakery. I had never heard of such a thing, so of course I had to investigate.
It turns out, they are a lot like meringues, but much richer. I loved the light texture, and decided that adding mint would make them a great Summer cookie. They are really fabulous — airy and refreshing. Give them a try.
- 4 egg whites
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp mint extract
- Preheat oven to 400. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a mixer, beat egg whites with the whisk attachement on high until forms soft peaks. With the mixer running, add sugar a little at a time. Add mint extract and beat on high for 2 minutes. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter by the heaping tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheets.
- Place cookies in oven. Immediately turn oven off and don't open for 2 hours.
- Remove baking sheets and carefully remove cookies from pans.
Adapted from : http://caloriecount.about.com/oven-off-chocolate-chip-divinity-recipe-r227661