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Monday, February 3, 2014

Men Need Chocolate, Too

I like a schedule.  I'm usually in bed by ten but not this night.

Two sad male faces of Hubby and Andrew met me bemoaning the horrible place that had nothing chocolate and nothing sweet.  I promptly placed the cocoa can on my head and offered a kiss.  They were horrified.

"Is there something chocolate and sweet you can make quickly?"

"Yes, you can make fudge.  Take a quarter stick of butter...."

"No, not us.  We wanted you to make something before you go to bed."

It's 9:45 PM. I like to go to bed at ten.  I had fifteen minutes of Blue Bloods left while I was doing tax paperwork.  No one seemed to be aware I'd been crunching numbers for a day and a half.  All that stuff is magically done, by whom, they never know.

"What do you want?  Cake, cookies, fudge?"

"COOKIES!"

At ten I dragged into the kitchen, dug out my old recipe book and found no bake cookies...the easiest, quickest sweet chocolate item I knew.

I called Andrew for assistance.  He cooks a few things.  When I told him the art of chocolate dessert and how it affected women he almost became a willing participant...almost.

Instructing as we cooked, he measured and added items.  I showed him the cap trick with vanilla....a cap is close to a teaspoon.  He argued.  Had to prove it.  The recipe called for quick oats I had three minute oats but not quite enough so I added Cheerios.  Andrew is questioning my process.  I told him some of the best recipes have been made accidentally or by substitution.  He had a puzzled seventeen-year-old male look on his face.

Time to spoon the cookies.  I called them Drop cookies.  Again, the look.

Finally the cookies have all been "dropped" and still warm.  I stated that they needed to "set up"....yep, I got it again...The Look.

Hubby and Andrew grabbed bowls and spoons and walked away with still warm cookies and smiles.

Would you say the males here are spoiled?
I was in bed by 10:30.

24 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

A great idea from an over-taxed but devoted woman! ...:)JP

Buttons said...

Oh yes they are indeed very spoiled Lucky boys. You bake like me.Oh Andrew will get the girls with the new talent for sure. I am hungry now:) Hug B

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Those are my favorite go-to quick cookies too! We can't have them anymore, but I still make them for cake walks every now and then.

Saucy Kodz said...

I like the filler - imagination is a great tool - YOU ARE A SAINT GAIL - You can tell the boyz I said so!! Hi Marcy :)

Lynne said...

Bet they did the clean up didn't they . . . . NOT!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My wife doesn't measure either! Drives me crazy.
And of course you have to make them. Cookies taste better when someone else bakes.

Sandra said...

i love those drop cookies and they are the easiest of all chocolate to make, but yours guys would be out of luck with me. nothing stops me from going to bed at 8.. also no chocolate allowed in our house... my man has to get his fix when we eat out... you are a good mom/wife...

Country Gal said...

Yes they are spoiled lol ! Papa is the same he has a sweet tooth combing the kitchen at times drives me nuts lol The good thing is they went away happy and it wasn't that much later for you lol . We love the TV show Blue bloods . Thanks for sharing I had a good giggle . Have a good day !

Karen S. said...

Absolutely, and I'd really hate to see our world, if all the chocolate was gone!

TexWisGirl said...

i'd have handed them the keys to a vehicle and pointed them towards town for a candy bar. no way, no how.

Henny Penny said...

If I didn't know better I would think you were talking about my house. I've made that very recipe many times at night near bedtime. These are the cookies my husband calls 'meadow flops'! I could eat a batch myself!

Jo said...

What a treat for the men in your life, Gail . I also bake like you do. Great post. Jo

Mama Zen said...

Those look SO good! I can't eat them anymore, but they used to be one of my favorites.

Farm Girl said...

without a doubt that is my favorite cookie recipe in the whole world. I could eat a whole batch by myself.
I never fix them. You are so sweet to make them cookies like that.
They look so yummy.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Those boys are pushing their luck!
It's funny how everything is done by magic, thank goodness we women have our magic wands....
Those cookies look delish!
Glad you enjoyed seeing the fossil immortalised in paint :)
Lynne x

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope they realize how good they have it!

McGuffy Ann said...

I like schedules, too. I am glad you were able to accomodate them with the quick recipe. Everyone was happy. But now I want fudge!

Susan Kane said...

I had three huge brothers. Somehow they always coaxed me into making these cookies, almost every Sunday afternoon. I added peanut butter, too.
They (and I) ate the whole lot.
Thanks for the memory.

Ruth Dixon said...

One of our favorite go-to sweets. We keep the makings for rice krispy treats in the cupboards also. Luckily my teen daughter is willing to whip something up at late hours.
And you can send me a batch of those yummy chocolate nummies, because now I want some.

Ruth Dixon said...

One of our favorite go-to sweets. We keep the makings for rice krispy treats in the cupboards also. Luckily my teen daughter is willing to whip something up at late hours.
And you can send me a batch of those yummy chocolate nummies, because now I want some.

Sandy said...

Gail,

Oh how our family loves those cookies. We make them often :-)
There fast, and delicious!
I remember one year making a large can (the old tall Charlie Chips can) of these cookies.

LindaG said...

Definitely spoiled. I hope they said thank you! :-)

Sue said...

Yes, I would. And I bet they love every minute of it!

=)

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is an easy recipe, I used to make it years ago for the girls! Do they know how lucky they are to have a baker at that time of night?

Living in the blizzard belt there is extra chocolate hidden in our freezer:)

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