Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday snowday cookies

For this week's new recipe I was going to write about these tropical porkchops but while the sauce was really delicious - a little spicy with a tang of pineapple* - the chops themselves turned out dry and disappointing. We ended up dicing up the remains of the pork and using it in a stirfry with some of the leftover sauce. Good, but not what I was aiming for - the recipe would be fabulous with a juicy little pork tenderloin or perhaps boneless, skinless chicken thighs (my new meat discovery, I cannot sing their praises enough.)

Anyway, I wanted cookies today but didn't want to leave the house. We didn't quite get the snowpocalypse everyone else has been fretting about but it was bitterly cold - far too cold to venture out just for cookies. Plus at 4PM I was still debating on getting dressed.

I pulled out Mike's mom's recipe binder, hoping to discover a recipe that called for things I had in the pantry, which really wasn't much. I found the perfect thing...chewy brown sugar cookies, the easiest cookie I've ever made.

Mix one well beaten egg with 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add one half cup unsifted flour, one quarter tsp. each of salt and baking soda and one and a half cups chopped nuts. Drop spoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake @ 350°F for 7-9 minutes.

Perfect on a winter's afternoon with a cup of tea. Enjoy.

*just the thing (I thought) for celebrating our first ever Netflix delivery, a Burn Notice disc. The show is set in Miami and I had a taste for something thematic.


George said...

You know ... bacon wrapped (boneless, skinless) chicken thighs would be perfect food for a sporting event. Erm ... perhaps not the huge thighs ... but the smaller ones from chicken wings?

Assisa at my Farmers' Market has perfect halal chicken thighs and Angie these gorgeous thick bacon rashers.

Are there be any sporting events next weekend s it's obviously too late for the Super Bowl? I think that old bourbon sauce recipe would also be just the ticket.

Do we have a winner?

wv = vennifyi Come here for information?

Greybeard said...

Simple cookie recipe?
I have one you won't believe until you try it:

1 Egg
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup (Oily!) Peanut Butter.
(My wife also adds just a touch of vanilla.)

Oven @350 degrees... cook 'em until they're crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.
(I tried "Peter Pan" PB... too dry. The cookies had a dry, crumbly consistency. Buy the cheap stuff!)

The Archivist said...

Burn Notice, an excellent choice. Started watching it because I've been a fan of Bruce Campbell for years, and was quickly hooked.

I also got to meet both Bruce and Jeffrey Donovan last November in Kuwait of all places, when they came out for a USO tour. I like 'em already, but BIG cool points for anyone doing USO stuff.

Holly said...

No shortening in those brown sugar cookies?

Breda said...

Nope :)