Ugly Cookies

100_2881Do you make pretty cookies?  At one time in my life I used to be jealous of those people who made pretty cookies.  And pretty meals.  And pretty everything else.

I do not make pretty cookies.

See evidence above.

What I do make, though, is tasty cookies.  Try these tasty little things out:

 

100_2875Cream 1 stick (8tbsp, 1/2 cup) of room temperature butter with 1 cup of white sugar.  Beat 1 egg and blend in with butter and sugar mixture.

100_2877(Why yes I made a double batch of these yesterday.)

Before moving on I would like to have a short discussion about eggs:

I used to not care about organic vs. non-organic, brown vs. white, or caged vs. free range eggs.  And to be honest with you, I may not have started caring until I noticed a difference in the taste, texture, and cookability (if that’s a word) of the eggs.  Your regular run of the mill white shelled eggs from the grocery store have hardly-yellow yolks that just don’t stand up in a frying pan.  They are harder to make over-easy, and, as I have learned, are not nearly as nutritious.  Brown, free-range, organic eggs have orange-yellow yolks that are mighty.  They hold together in a pan, and stand up to a good flip for a tasty breakfast.  The darker yolk color indicates a greater concentration of nutrients in the eggs.

So, friends, I am using brown, free-range, organic, and very local eggs.  They happen to come from a friend of mine.  I know these eggs. 🙂

Anyway.  Back to our cookies:

100_2878Go ahead and add in 1 cup of Nutella.  Yes, Nutella.

I told you you would like these.

Mix together, than add 1+ cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda.  I needed just a bit more than one cup of flour to get a good cookie dough consistency.

Then just for good measure I mixed in 1 cup of butterscotch chips.  Because they were just begging to be added in.

100_2879Resist the urge to eat all of the dough.

That’s an important step.

Then wrap the dough and refrigerate for at least half an our.

Use a teaspoon to measure cookies and roll into balls.  Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

100_2881Nutella Butterscotch Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 cup Nutella

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup butterscotch chips.

 

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat egg separately, then mix in.  Mix in Nutella.  Add flour, baking soda, and salt.  Mix until a firm dough forms.  Fold in butterscotch chips.  Cover dough and refrigerate for at least half an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Measure cookies with a teaspoon, and roll them into balls.  Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes.  Cool on a cooling rack.

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