Well, it only took one month for me to get my first illness of second semester. I swear law school has kicked my immune system in the butt. I rarely got sick in undergrad and now I feel like I’m fighting off an infection or cold every other week. Anyway, because my nose is a leaky faucet and I can’t sleep, I am writing this post at 3 in the morning. Pretty sure the non-drowsy Advil Cold & Sinus I just took isn’t going to help matters.
I’m not here to complain, though. I had a nice Pet Peeve Wednesday for that. Instead, I’m going to share with you a pretty fantastic thing that happened to me yesterday. The law school holds an annual auction for students and parents with all the proceeds going toward student grants. It’s this wonderful event where professors donate special little activities with them that all the students bid on. Similarly, students can donate items that professors bid on, as well. We had a few items out for bidding yesterday and I offered to bake cookies for a professor’s class.
At this point in the story I usually asked whoever I was talking with to guess how much the cookies went for. Since this is a whole you-reading-this-thing, I won’t do that here. Actually, I take that back. I will.
50? Still not there.
100? Try going a little higher.
200 dollars. One of my professors (who I had a friend chase down) happily plunked down 200 dollars for me to bake cookies for our class. Now, I realize the bid had little to do with my cookies and more to do with the cause, but I am still ridiculously excited. I thought they would go for 50 dollars at the most, and to have them go for a whopping 200 pretty much has made my semester. Who cares about grades and externships – I can ride this high for a good few months.
The cookies I offered to make are White Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies. They are one of my absolute favorites cookies to make. The first time I made them I loved them so much that I kept the entire batch for myself. I literally hoarded them in my freezer and ate one (err..two) every day. Not the healthiest choice, but definitely the correct one.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
6 tbsp creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate morsels/chunks
1/2 cup peanut butter morsels
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt the butter and peanut butter, let cool. Mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and set aside. Combine the melted butters and sugars. Next, add the vanilla and eggs. Mix in the flour mixture, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom. Fold in the white chocolate and peanut butter morsels.
Scoop the dough onto a prepared baking sheet (about golf ball sized scoops) and bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies are done when the edges have browned, but the center should still be puffy. They don’t look 100% done when they are finished baking-that’s fine. Take them out anyway. And then try not to eat them all in one afternoon.
Source: How Sweet Eats