Ahem. Okay, sorry.
It’s that time again to share recipes of sweet treats that one might make during the holidays. Or before them. Or after them. Or any time of the year ever. This means cookies, pies, cakes, etc.
All you gotta do is drop a recipe or a link to a recipe in the comments below. What cookies do you make for the holidays to mesmerize house guests and lure them into your holly jolly murder pit? What pies will besiege your mouth and the mouths of your friends with their heretical pie-magic? WHAT SUGARY ARTIFICE DO YOU CONJURE TO BEWILDER PASSERSBY SO THAT YOU MAY HARVEST THEIR BONES FOR PEPPERMINT STICKS?
That maybe got a little intense.
You. Recipe. Sweet thangs. Comment section.
Now, here’s what I’m sharing:
And it pretty much is.
I’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for years — and kinda never found one. Good ones, sure, because it’s hard to make a bad chocolate chip cookie. But a perfect one? Made at home?
Yeah, that one counts. Made them last year. Made them again this year.
(Bonus: I’ve a relative who notes that you can take the vanilla extract out of the equation and sub in a little thing called motherfucking bourbon and the cookies become basically divine. Which tells me that any recipe that calls for vanilla extract might be all the more delicious if you stick bourbon in it, instead. Or maybe just drink bourbon and skip the cookies. Whatever.)
Only things I’ll add regarding that recipe:
Do weigh the flour.
Use good chocolate.
Use good brown sugar — in fact, sub in a 1/2 cup of muscovado brown sugar as part of the brown sugar content of the recipe. (Good muscovado smells really lovely — heady molasses scent.)
Do not eat all the cookies the moment they exit the oven.
That last one, I speak from experience.
Now, share your recipes or I’ll pull this lever.
*eyes trapdoor under your feet*
*eyes lever again*