Monday, August 31, 2015

If You Give a Dieter a Cookie

I have been counting calories...which mean every pin I see on Pinterest is something that a single bite would deplete my entire calorie allowance for the day.  I finally decided I deserved a break so I made cookies.  I had seen this recipe for Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter cookies at Keep It Sweet Desserts.

Not being a fan of blueberries, I decided white chocolate would go great with strawberries.  I followed her recipe exactly with the exception of adding diced strawberries.  I am not going to repeat her recipe.  Visit her blog to find it.  She has lots of other diet busting treats to drool over.  Here is my version.

A word about browning butter.  I had never browned butter before.  It takes a while and it requires you to stand over the stove stirring constantly.  I have to admit I am quite lazy in the kitchen.  The whole time I was thinking, "There better be a huge difference in taste to make up for this mindless tedium."  You will be glad to know there is quite a difference in taste.  Would I do it again?  Maybe....but truth be told...a cookie is a cookie and when you want one, just about any will do.

The jadeite cup and saucer are ones I picked up at a garage sale recently.  (Really when is the last time you saw jadeite at a garage sale!  I will tell you later how I lucked into it.)  The cake plate is can kind of tell the difference in the color and sheen, can't you.  
Now if  I were a true blogger (as opposed to one who posts every six months!)  I would have ironed that vintage runner.  However, life is too short.  It sits on our kitchen table with a bowl of cherries on it.  Before every meal, someone bunches it up and moves it off the table so we can eat.  Therefore it is always wrinkled.  Consider it my commitment to truth in blogging. (Although I rarely eat my cookies off a cute little plate.  Usually I am standing over the counter shoving them in my mouth!)


1 comment:

Mandy said...

I miss your blog! Hope you post more soon. :)