New hobbies I've developed over interim:
Making Froebel Stars
Watching Drop Dead Diva (don't judge me!!!)
Thankfully baking is still on this list so I can coerce people to be my friends with cookies and all that jazz. Since I've turned into such a loser. Just kidding! I'm proud of my handicrafts and questionable taste in television.
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The perfect snack to eat while hunched over miniature strips of paper, accidentally cutting yourself repeatedly with scissors to achieve those dang perfect points is cookie dough. Eggless cookie dough, mind you, because the last place you want to be is on your knees worshiping the porcelain gods.
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So Rebecca, you ask, how do you make cookie dough without eggs? Simple, young padawan! Greek yogurt, applesauce, banana, or a flax egg, if you please, will all work just fine. You can even use peanut butter if you're feeling daring. Formed into balls, frozen, and half dipped in chocolate, these make great sharing treats. My Asian studies professor found them to be とてもおいしかった。
Eggless Cookie Dough!
from Joy the Baker
1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (i know we’re not baking them, it’s for flavor)
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup Greek yogurt or applesauce or peanut butter
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping
In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment (or with a large bowl and a wooden spoon) cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about three minutes in the machine. Beat in yogurt or applesauce or peanut butter along with the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop big tablespoons of dough onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Spear each dough ball with a cute plastic fork or a popsicle stick (or not...I wish I had cute plastic forks). Place in the freezer until chilled thoroughly.
When ready to dip the balls, melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over a low flame or in the microwave. Remove balls from the freezer and dip into warm chocolate. Return to the lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer to harden. Serve cold from the freezer.