Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Number 26: Chocolate thumbprint cookies

It's midterm season, and with quarter schools, midterms never stop.

So a quick post here until after my midterm on Tuesday. If I post anymore, you may chastise me for not studying. Then again, it might just be me relieving stress.

Speaking of dealing with stress, here's a few tips that are on a sign in the dorm hallway (courtesy of ResLife).
1. Tickle a baby
2. Play patty cake with a toddler
3. Dance a jig
4. Visualize yourself winning
5. Buy yourself a flower

Mine? Bake. And eat.

Chocolate thumbprint cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) and 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon light corn syrup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1. Cream the butter (reserving the 3 tablespoons) and sugar with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
2. Beat in flour, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium until well-combined
3. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls, placing them 1-inch apart on an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and press thumb into the tops of cookies to make indentions
5. Return to oven and bake for another 7 to 9 minutes, or until light brown along the edges.
6. Remove from oven. If the indentions have lost their shape, press down to redefine the dent.
7. Remove to a wire rack adn cool.
8. Meanwhile, combine chocolate, the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and corn syrup in a small heat-proof bowl.
9. Set over a pot of simmering water (we used a hair dryer) and melt, stirring occasionally until smooth.
10. Let cool slightly and fill cooled cookies with the chocolate mixture.

1 comment:

herryjuynh said...

how clever. looking delectable as always. i miss you. so much. *does jig*... i still have to write my drafts and your not back here and therefore, unhappy. I'm not sure how successful any of the other recommendations are going to be.

wouldn't it be cool if tickling a baby caused a spacial rift in the fabric of reality to transport people from hither to wither? man...then i could get cookies. or muffins. mm..muffins.