Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Imma Sugar Addict
You've probably noticed by now but I love eating treats. My friends once bet me in high school that I couldn't last a day without sugar. Being defiant as I am, I boldly stated I could and would. So I quit eating my precious treats for a day. I made it, but it was awful. By that evening, I was on the couch with the chills and a major migraine. My mom brought me a glass of water and announced in wonderment, "Kelsey, I think you are experiencing sugar withdrawals." And then I probably cried and ate a candy bar.
I wish that story was a lie, but it's not. It's pure truth. My name is Kelsey Keller Weller and sugar is my crack. Needless to say, I like baking. Not so much baking, but just baking so I can have a treat to eat. And when I want treats to eat, I want them stat. So some of my favorite recipes are the super basic and simple ones. These chocolate crackle cookies became a fast favorite of mine. They also became a fast favorite of my nine to eleven year old Primary kids. Two of them even asked me for the recipe. That's why I love my Primary kids. They make me feel like a baking champion, even though I am usually making recipes basic enough for they themselves to master.
What you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350. Combine brownie mix, 1 cup of flour, 3 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil. Set powdered sugar (around 3/4 cup) aside in a separate bowl. For each cookie, take a scoop of dough and place it in the bowl of powdered sugar. Roll gently, coating with powdered sugar. Bake 11-13 minutes. Then devour.
Also, if you don't get a brownie mix that has chocolate chips already included, you'll want to add some chocolate chips. Just believe me.
And on a totally unrelated note, I want to point out that today is the annual "Spread the Word to End the Word" awareness day. Read more about their cause here. I feel very strongly about ending the derogatory use of the R-word. I worked with mentally disabled kids for two years and they left such a positive impact on my life. People with handicaps are often some of the brightest, most capable, sweetest people. They are just like us, they just might struggle in a different way. So please don't use words that mock or bring down my friends, okay? I'll admit that the R-word was once a part of my vocabulary. I was ignorant. Once I surrounded myself with these amazing people, I quit using the word completely.
So spread the word to end the word and bake some cookies. That's my life lesson for the day.