Do you see this innocent looking black and white cookie? This cookie is my nemesis. I first put myself in its path on a shopping trip with a bus load of girls last fall (great weekend, ladies!).
Not one to really shop, I found myself wandering into the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop and eyed this baby for the first time. It actually took me two days to eat this thing. This four dollar, five inch delicacy was my companion during the long ride home.
This leads me to the following scientific experiment I now face:
Problem: My cookie addiction can now only be fed via a 6-hour drive to Pennsylvania
Hypothesis: Perhaps I could recreate this beauty in my own kitchen
Method: Have made several attempts. Cannot figure out if the filling is a cookie, cake or something in between. Had entire family drive to said location on way back from Florida to retrieve samples. Have dispersed samples around town to savvy bakers who can guide me in right direction.
Conclusion: Still to come.
I've had to literally fight off my family in order to preserve the last sample kept in the freezer. It taunts me at night; whispering its sweet nothings as I battle the urge to consume its remains . It hasn't been pretty. If I let down my guard, I will find myself back in the car for another long ride back to Pennsylvania. Audio books, you've been a good friend and have taken me across many borders but I am not ready to endure another road trip for said cookie just yet (a big thanks to Sidney Potier, Larry King and the Dalai Lama).
I do apologize to the people I have enlisted to help with this experiment as, they too, run the risk of becoming addicts. When I do find the recipe, and I vow I will, I promise to share.
For now, I leave you with another favourite cookie recipe of mine; the one that formerly haunted me prior to the black and white.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
photo by tofutti break on flickr
2/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 package milk chocolate chips
Cream together butter and sugars. Add remaining ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet, press with fork then bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Mmm.....now I want to make these after typing this...
science photo by paultillinghast on flickr