I had all the ingredients. And the craving. So I made them.
Chocolate chip cookies.
I was being very lazy, though, I must admit. For the recipe, I went no further than the back of the bag of chocolate chips, Trader Joe's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.
I loved them and they were a big hit at work. Here's the recipe.
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package Trader Joe's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat.
Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Sample copious amounts of the raw cookie dough despite the fact that you seem to remember something in the news that day about eggs being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Shove as many down your throat as you feel is appropriate, considering your craving and all. Feel guilty immediately and give the rest away.
Write blog post about it while simultaneously deciding it's finally time to read about the salmonella egg thing. Feel slightly freaked out that 206 million eggs were recalled. (Seriously, how much money is this going to cost that egg farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.) Feel relieved that of the nine states that received these eggs, California was not among them.
Reflect on this for a moment. (My craving for the cookies was so bad that I really didn't care if I got sick from eggs contaminated with salmonella?)
Come to a conclusion. (This is not good. I don't recommend baking with eggs when you're not sure if you're using eggs that may be contaminated with salmonella. What is wrong with me.)
Wish everyone a good night.