can we just talk a quick second about MRIs?
can we all agree that in this day and age they should be able to come up with a WAY better machine than what they have now?! i mean those machines are obnoxious. i mean laying there and not being able to move. the smarty pants MRI machine builders really need to figure out a way that someone could lay comfortably. if you were able to say, turn on your side, i totally could have fallen asleep despite the noise.
and can we just say that proves my ability to sleep through pretty much anything?
but you just lay there. thinking about how much you want to turn on your side so you can take a nice little catnap…. or that “man i really want to stretch my legs out right now.”…. or how much you want this to hurry up to get that stupid iv out your arm.
and then you finish and all you can think is how much you deserve a cookie for laying super still.
and that’s exactly what i rewarded myself with the minute i walked back in the office.
nevermind the fact that i’d been eating these little gems like they were going out of style all week.
i know i say it a lot but when i saw this recipe it was like it was destined to be made in my kitchen. for real. i mean we know i love maple and soft cookies. plus i had everything it called for in my kitchen. even the obscure bread flour that most people probably don’t have hanging out in their cupboard. (did i really just use that word?)
these cookies really were fantastic and have stayed soft and chewy for days. awesomeness.
and they’re the perfect reward for laying still in the MRI machine. or for just getting out of bed because we know what a struggle that could be.
brown sugar maple cookies
- 3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
- 3/4 c dark brown sugar
- 1/4 c light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg, room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp maple extract
- 1 c bread flour – if you wanted, you could use all all-purpose flour
- 1 c flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- beat the butter, salt and sugars on medium-high until well combined. scrape down the side of the bowl. add the egg, vanilla and maple extract; beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. scrape down the sides of the bowl again; add flours, cornstarch and baking soda. mix on low until just combined.
- using a standard cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough out on to a plate / platter; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the cookie dough mounds for at least 2 hours.
- preheat oven to 350F. line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. place dough mounds on the prepared cookie sheet about 1″ apart. bake 10-12 min until the cookies are just starting to brown around the edges.
- remove trays from the oven and press down slightly on the cookies if they stayed domed while baking. allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 min before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. store the cookies in an airtight container.
now it’s thursday. go reward yourself for making it this much closer to the weekend!!
recipe from: averie cooks