Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Spring" Cleaning....in the Fall???

This Statue made me laugh when I saw it in NYC - so I had to share! 

Have you ever had a moment when you knew you needed to clean? 

I am not talking about the regular weekly cleaning hopefully kept up with in your life. I mean....those times when you need to clean things out of your life ...things as simple as items from cabinets to issues with individuals needing to be resolved. This was one of THOSE weeks!!!

As the week progressed, I had the opportunity to clean out a lot of issues this week. To my surprise, these encounters made me realize there are times when closure or even moving beyond is the best decision one can make. It is amazing how peaceful things become when issues are discussed or a realization that the decisions you made in the past were right even months later. Always nice to learn your instincts and decisions were right the first time.......how often does that happen??

To keep with this theme, I decided to focus on the baking cabinet and select from the inventory..lol. For those who know me, this collection seems to consist of a variety of chocolate and other mix-ins from past recipes. This week I am happy to offer you Chocolate Toffee Cookies. I hope your "Spring" cleaning is as productive as mine was!!! Enjoy...

So what would you like to "Spring" Clean???

Chocolate Toffee Cookies
1/2 C Unbleached Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
11 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate
1/3 C Butter

1 2/3 C Brown Sugar, packed
4 Eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla
5 oz.  Heath Bar, crushed

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Over a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Remove and let cool until warm.

In a separate bowl, mix eggs and sugar about 4 minutes until thick. Add in chocolate and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and toffee pieces until combined. Chill batter for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop batter with a 2 Tbsp scoop on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to rack. Cool and enjoy.

Note: These cookies can be use for homemade ice cream sandwiches. Just a recommendation!!! LOL

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