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:
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
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.
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!!!