America’s Favorite Cookie Baked into America’s Second Favorite Cookie

I don’t always bake, but when I do, I don’t f*ck around.step 2_6104 

And it is my hope for you, dear reader, if you’re out there, to teach you my ways. For example, while making Slutty Brownies…

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Slutty Brownies you ask…

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Hey, you’re back! Thought I might have lost you once I sent you to the link to the Slutty Brownies. Anyway, the rest of this post is about what I did with the leftover cookie dough and Oreos. It is totally acceptable to eat them alone but trust me they are way better when you stuff America’s favorite cookie into America’s second favorite cookie. 

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Any back of the bag cookie recipe will do. Bury the Oreo and bake. Then thank me.

Disclaimer: I accidentally added an extra egg. I had it out on the counter, bringing it to room temperature for the brownie mix, but wasn’t thinking and added it to the cookie dough. Once I realized what I did I Googled, “What happens when you add an extra egg?” While Siri searched I freaked out that I had spent so much time on a project just to mess it up. Then the results showed…

And if that’s too much reading and linking for you let me summarize. It depends on who you ask and what type of cookie you want. I love a chewy cookie so the third egg was ideal! Quite the Happy Accident!

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Vulgar Valentines

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This February I took the Booze Infused Kitchen from amateur to side hustle status by selling Vulgar Valentines. I merged my love of meaningful, individualized messages with abstract designs, to create edible tokens of affection.

I turned butter, sugar, a flour into cash…Not a lot of cash but…eh.

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Oh what I’ll do for a buck.

Recipe:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 lrg egg

2 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp vanilla plus zest of 1 lemon (can also use almond or peppermint extract!)

whisk together the flour and salt
cream butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy
add egg, vanilla, zest, and mix until blended

with mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg

Stir, shape, roll, chill, cut. Repeat. And repeat. And repeat. Then bake, rotate, cool.

preheat oven 350

bake on parchment- middle rack 12-16 minutes. turn half way through. 

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes & Booze

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I stood and watched bubbles pop.

Liquid turn to gas and rise from the pan

Escaping one wispy ghost after the other.

I reduced the booze to a third its size,

And added sugar,

Brown and powdered.

I made molasses on accident.

I injected chocolate cupcakes with the concoction

Frosted the cake with peanut butter chocolate frosting.

I shared.

Trick-or-Treat

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Peanut Butter Cut out cookies compliments of The Merchant Baker. Frosted with Nutella. And edible spray paint.

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Halloween is the day of a year where you can be a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g.  What were you?

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“What are you? Are you a lizard woman? A telephone operator?”
The words, “You have a hook in your mouth,” landed like a smack across the face.

“So do you,” I replied.
“Have you ever been trapped?”

I used my costume as an opportunity to start a conversation.

“I followed a girl to L.A.” he answered.
“Why? What was the bait?”
“Big Boobs.”

Okay, so maybe my costume didn’t really lead to any ground breaking dialogue but at least I tried.

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I was “ghosted” this Halloween while making plans to meet someone from the virtual world in real life. He vanished right before our date. Lesson learned, Bumble is still Tinder. 

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So I dressed up for work as Minnie Mouse because we all know how amazing her boyfriend Mickey is. He can do anything. ( Look at the sorcery in that photo. Am.I.Right? )

I have one more treat to share. It’s candy for your ears. “Ghosts” by Laura Marling.

Wild Montana Booze Infused Huckleberry Gummy Bears

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Huckleberries are all over Montana- just not where you’d expect to find them. They are plastered on billboards, not exactly what I expected for #BigSkyCountry. Advertising for shakes, pie, and all things huckleberry obscured the view of the lovely mountains, long enough to lure me into their sweet and tart den.

Pictured here are Huckleberry Gummy Bears marinated in local spirits. Wine, Vodka, and Whiskey. (Wine was my favorite. Both flavors enhanced the other.)