Oh my gosh. Talk about too much fun. I immediately asked this
psychic helper online Magic 8 Ball a question about work. It got the question right. That’s it! I’m a believer!
Yesterday, I was overcome with the urge to make cookies. Since this desire strikes intermittently at best, I had to roll with it. Recipe #8 of the Unofficial 1970 Kiki Project, coming right up!
In order to up the baking fun-factor (cuz we all know I need all the encouragement I can get, in the kitchen) I decided to consult the Magic 8 Ball and let it pick the type of chocolate chip cookie to be made.
Here’s the Q & A that went down:
Me: Should I make a chocolate chip cookie recipe found on the internet?
[Well, that was certainly a clear and definite answer!]
Me: Should I make a chocolate chip cookie recipe from my recipe collection, then?
[Since "later" is pretty open to interpretation, I waited 15 seconds, and asked again!]
Me: Should I make a chocolate chip cookie recipe from a recipe book that I own? [I rephrased just to humour M8B, who so far seems to be feeling pretty cranky today].
[Now we're getting somewhere!]
Me: Should I use a peanut butter cookie recipe as a base?
One final question…
Me: Can I use the two eggs I have that are slightly past the best-before date?
[OK, I'm sorry but this whole thing completely cracks me up. Talk about making my day].
Onto the recipe!
I chose the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies recipe found in my “Come Taste the Pride” cookbook.
As I’ve said on many an occasion, you cannot beat community fundraiser cookbooks for solid, reliable recipes.
I think you can see this recipe clearly enough that I don’t need to retype it!
I swapped in chocolate chips for peanut butter chips, and used butter (not margarine) – everything else stayed the same.
[Ha ha, guess what?! Half way through the mixing of ingredients, I realized this recipe does not contain peanut butter! So I just added in 1/2 c all-natural peanut butter and another 1/2 cup flour to balance off the added "butter." Let's see what happens...I daren't defy the M8B's choices!]
Then I couldn’t resist; I had to ask the M8B one last question:
Me: M8B, are these cookies going to taste good?
[Oh, man, I gotta cut this out. I'm becoming addicted!].
Have you ever consulted a Magic 8 Ball? I used to have a real one, years ago, that I kept on my desk…no idea what happened to it. I totally think it’s OK to *play* with asking the Magic 8 Ball questions for fun. I would be horrified to learn that someone used it in regards to a Major Life Decision!
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