I was going to make a post about immigration today but, with everything going on right now, I just can't. My heart is heavy and I can't believe this is going on in my own (formerly great) nation.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I life my lamp beside the golden door."
I'm going to leave those words to people who are so much better at expressing them.
And I am going to share a recipe for a cookie pizza that I made Saturday night in between reading articles about the travesty going on in our nation.
I didn't take a picture until my family dug in but, y'all, it was seriously SO GOOD.
Here's what you need:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp. mayonnaise (follow me here, folks!!!!)
chocolate chips to taste
Rockin' the paper plates!
What you do:
Preheat oven to 350. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add in brown sugar and vanilla and mix well. Add in the mayo until well blended. Pour in your dry ingredients gradually, mixing well. Finally, add in your chocolate chips and blend well. Spread the dough over a well greased round pizza pan. Bake approximately 15 minutes and remove from oven. Allow to finish cooking on pizza pan -- you want it to still be just slightly doughy. Extra moist that way! Once it's cooled, top with frosting and sprinkles.
Y'all. This cookie pizza is SERIOUSLY delicious.
A couple months ago, I was making cornbread and realized I had no eggs. Google to the rescue and I ended up using mayo instead. The same thing happened to me Saturday. I was creaming together the sugar and the butter when I realized . . . no eggs. Sigh. I decided to give the mayo thing a try and, I assure you, this was the best variation of the chocolate chip cookie I have ever made EVER in my life. Ever. Don't let the mayo sway you -- give it a try!
(And before I go -- please, please, please call and email your congressmen today about the Betsy DeVoss nomination. I know that she will likely be confirmed tomorrow but we MUST make our voices heard!)