Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD - World Peace Cookies

YUMMM!!  These cookies were so freaking good.  I'm a salty sweet snack kind of girl, so this week promised to carve a special little spot in my heart.  Please go to Jess at cookbookhabit for the recipe!  Thanks for the great pick this week!


But, alas, wicked germs tried to thwart my date with these cookies.  Let me highlight Thursday night through Sunday:

Thursday night:

Child #3 - lost a battle with the stomach flu - in the car (the 3rd time my poor husband has had to clean the car for this very reason in two months). Finally to bed at 2 am

Friday Morning:

Child #2 awake at 5:15 am - ear pain and wakes big sister (child #1).  Child #1 comforts her and they sleep on Child #1's floor.  Yes, child #1 is a HUGE HELP.

Take Child #2 to dr. for ear infection. Get home, notice goop in eye, suspect pink eye but refuse to drive 45 minutes back to dr.

Husband - stomach flu and I sleep (if you can call it that) on the couch.


I am now on day 3 of less than 4 hours of sleep. My throat starts to hurt.  Child #3 still very sick, though no longer throwing up.  Intuition waves a flag, I listen. Hubby takes him to doctor - immediately pointed to ER. After several long hours at ER child #3 comes home with pink eye and VERY bad strep throat.


Hubby and I go to dr. We both have strep. Sunday night Child #1 complains of sore throat --yep, strep.


Yes, waaay more than you wanted to know, I'm sure.  But, now you see how important it was to me to make my cookies - the recipe sitting there teasing me all weekend.  Finally, today, after two naps, I started to feel like a human being again, my kids were bouncing off the walls and feeling better, so I pulled up my sleeves, scrubbed my hands and dug in.

I only had bittersweet chips and they weren't mini's.  I didn't care. I was also terrified that they'd turn out like my lime meltaways which were an abysmal disaster. I've been so traumatized by that cookie mess that I've not dared another refrigerator cookie recipe. Oh no, no way.  After reading other reviews, I froze the dough and promptly forgot about it for two hours.

My cut frozen dough:


My cookies right out of the oven - hmm - weird shape:


I cut them and had no issues with crumbling and cooked them.  They didn't melt into nothingness!!!!!!  OMG, I was so happy. 

The result:


One of my favorite kinds of cookie - the salt is just a tease and you can tell it's there but it doesn't take over the other flavors.  I absolutely love these and are my favorite Dorie recipe so far!!!


Jess said...

You were really put through the wringer at your house - glad you had some successful and delicious cookies as a reward. Yum!

Pamela said...

Well, you've certainly had one hell of a week, haven't you? Hope everyone is feeling 100% better soon. I'm glad you got the chance to make these and that they came out so wonderful for you. You certainly deserved it!

Mary said...

I hope everyone in your house is feeling better soon. I am glad you liked the cookies as much as I did!

Andrea said...

I loved the salt in these too! So sorry to hear about your kids being sick, that's always rough :( Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Good to hear that everyone is feeling better! Your cookies look wonderful - I especially like the ones that are kind of squarish! :)

Anonymous said...

Freaking good says it all! These cookies should have your whole family feeling better in no time.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Now you can reward yourself after such a tough week!

Mike and Elizabeth said...

That's a lot of the sickies for one household. Glad you had some delicious cookies to pull you through!

TeaLady said...

Yay!! You made it thru' the trauma and STILL managed to make gret cookies. Ain't kids grand??? (Any consolation, son has mono, so you know what I am doing this week.)

Teanna said...

Oh wow what a week! I'm glad these cookies turned out well for you! Nothing helps de-stress quite like chocolate and cookies!

The Food Librarian said...

What a week you had! I'm glad you got to make these. Stay healthy and take care!

Leslie said...

I'm amazed you could rally yourself to bake these! You are amazing! And your cookies turned out beautifully. I hope you're all better soon.

Jacque said...

Oh you poor thing! What a nightmare. Hopefully everyone is doing better now.

Hopefully your cute
cookies helped.