Saturday, August 30, 2014

Makenna and Cookies

I have finished the drawing/painting part of the pillow for my DIL.  The picture is of their beautiful dog, Makenna, who passed away just before Christmas.

picture I was working from on the bottom
On Friday I sewed with The Paradise Girls and Carrie brought the best cookies I have ever had.  They were called Devil Drops so I renamed them, "Heaven Help Us" because they are deadly.

Heaven help Us!

2 sticks unsalted butter
1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
2 teas. Pure vanilla extract
1 teas. Fine sea salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teas. Baking soda
3 cups coarsely crushed potato chips (use really crisp old-fashioned potato chips like Hawaiian potato
  chips or kettle cooked-they stay crunchier in the batter)
2 cups milk chocolate chips
4 (1.4 ounces each) Heath Bars (you can get them in the bakery section of the grocery store already
1 ½ cups butter-roasted pecans, coarsely chopped (recipe follows)
1-2 teas. Maldon sea salt (optional) for garnish

In large bowl stir together the melted butter, granulated and brown sugar.  Stir in eggs, vanilla and salt.  Sift together baking soda and flour and stir into batter until just combined.  Fold in crucshed potato chips, milk chocolate chips, chopped toffee bars and pecans.

Scoop cookie dough by rounded ¼ cups and roll into a ball.  Line the cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and cover tightly with double thickness of plastic wrap.  Refrigerate 12-24 hours.

Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and allow it to come to room temp before baking.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment and preheat oven to 350.

Arrange cookies on the baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.  Bake on the center rack of the oven until the cookies are crisp and golden brown around the edges yet slightly soft in the center, 15-17 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool slightly on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely-sprinkle a tiny bit of Maldon salt over each to season.

Butter-Roasted Pecans
1 ½ cups pecan halves
1 Tblsp. Melted butter
1 Tblsp. Granulated sugar
¼ teas. Fine sea salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Toss pecans with melted butter, sugar and salt.  Spread nuts in single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 9-10 min, until nuts are warm and fragrant.  Remove nuts from oven and cool completely before using.

This is hands down the BEST cookie I have eaten!

1 comment:

Quiltedtime said...

Your fabric painting is lovely. I cannot think of a more thoughtful gift.

Those cookies do sound deadly. Hopefully, I will run into someone who has already made a batch and will give me one. I can't risk making them at home. I would eat too many!