Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Every Friday I make a little something to treat the staff for a long week’s work. I’m 99% certain that these savory sweets are the office favorite, thus far. In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil (1/2 cup), cocoa (12 T.), butter (4 T.) and sugar (2 cups). Next, add eggs (4) one at a time until mixed thoroughly. Then, mix in vanilla (2 T.). In a small bowl, whisk together flour (2 cups), baking powder (2 tsp.) and salt (1/2 tsp.). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the large bowl while mixing continuously. Place a lid on the large bowl and refridgerate overnight. Last, roll the hardened dough in to balls and coat with powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. They’ll be gone by noon, at least at my firm!
Last night was the first of several presidential debates, and as every registered, responsible citizen should, I tuned in. But, don’t fret. This post isn’t about the economy or healthcare. Of course, the candidates’ positions on these issues are important, but I want you to weigh in on another great debate: couches v. sectionals. I’m in favor of the former, while my husband prefers the latter. Shocking, huh? What are your thoughts?
My book club’s 6th selection was “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck. It’s often referred to as an American classic, and I was anxious to read it…all 601 pages. Needless to say, it wasn’t a quick read, but I enjoyed the thought-provoking themes: good v. evil, wealth v. poverty, fate v. free will. They’re still a pivotal part of life 150 years later.
I also put on my hostess hat. The whole house (inside and out) was decorated for Fall, and we feasted on chili, baked potatoes and s’mores. As always, I loved planning every single detail, down to the Fall-inspired serving dishes. Here’s a sneak peek: