I had a near death experience about a week ago. Maybe I’m exaggerating. But let’s face it, I like never exagerrate! My life is totally like Spider Man’s, where every day brings new challenges, deathly risks, and flying. Alright, maybe not the flying part. I don’t think Super Man can fly anyways…
But back to my near death experience. It was a lovely Sunday morning and I had just made a pizza dough (for the cinnamon pull apart bread) and I decided to let it rise for the necessary 2 hours in the turned off oven, covered with a towel. I set the timer for 2 hours and was feeling like I was on top of everything. So prepared, setting a timer and all. I then proceeded to make the biscuits that I posted last week. My mom happens to love biscuits, so I thought I’d make her happy by making some for her. I then preheated my oven to 425 degrees F. Still feeling awesome because I had preheated where it was timed perfectly for when I needed to put my biscuits in the oven. Something started to smell a little funny in the house. This was not a haha funny. This was a HOLY SMOKES I’M GONNA DIE funny (of course, the word funny didn’t come to my mind at the moment, though).
I kind of ignored it at first hoping my nose was just going crazy. Then as I was about to put the biscuits in the oven, I realized I had forgot that I had put the pizza dough in the oven to rise. With a towel on top.
I immediately freaked out threw my hand in the oven, realized it was FREAKING HOT, grabbed an oven mitt, and threw the pizza dough and towel out of the oven. This was all happening with my fake baby crying and fire alarms going off. Thank God my parents were not home! The towel was green to begin with, but came out an orange-ish brown color. The pizza dough became kind of like a bread. Funny enough, I actually tried the pizza dough and it was delicious! It tasted like it would be perfect for rolls. Hmm…maybe a good idea for the future. So as it turned out, my near-death experience turned into something kind of amusing and I figured out a new idea for the future with the pizza dough.
Now that you have heard my near death story, I’d say it is time for cookies. Better yet…cookies made with cookie butter! These babies are yummo to the max! If you love delicious things then I recommend that you make these. I don’t know why anybody wouldn’t like delicious things, therefore, I see these cookies in your future!!
Cookie Butter Cookies
(makes about 3 dozen)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose will work too)
milk, as needed
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate pretzels
1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Melt butter and cookie butter in a microwave-safe bowl in microwave in 30 second increments. When fully melted, mix butter and cookie butter until fully combined. Set aside and let cool.
- Place cooled cookie butter mixture in large mixer bowl and cream with sugars. Mix in vanilla extract and eggs. Add in flours, salt, and baking soda. If dough is crumbly, add milk until dough achieves desired consistency.
- Mix in chopped chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough onto cookies sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until set and slightly underdone. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to wire rack. Store in an air tight container. Enjoy!
Random Fact of the Day: The huddle in football started due to a deaf player who used sign language to communicate. This way, the other team didn’t see the signals