The instant a single snowflake falls from the sky I seem to have the urge to feast on endless amounts of junk food. So today when we got a surprise mini snowstorm I ordered up some wings and got my butt in the kitchen to start baking. Unfortunately I was short on supplies (no brown sugar, chocolate chips, oatmeal, raisins or nuts) so I had to get creative. I basically just threw random ingredients in a bowl and made something up as I went along. Here’s how it turned out.
I dont have many step by step pictures because honestly I was just adding random ingredients and I wasn’t sure how great they were going to turn out. Here is the basic recipe:
- 1.5 sticks of butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
I first creamed together the butter (softened) and the sugar then added each egg one at a time. I added the dry ingredients and mixed them in until the batter had a thick sticky consistency. The batter tasted really good which I figured was a good sign. I rolled them into little balls and baked them at 350 degrees for eight minutes.
They were okay but a bit boring for me. I decided I needed to jazz them up, so I added a decorative white chocolate chip to half of them.
For the other half I decided to try making a caramel frosting using extra leftover caramels from my Caramel Fudge Brownies which turned out to be a VERY good decision. Very good indeed. It was pretty easy- I just melted a few caramels (maybe 5-6) with some milk and butter over the stovetop then added powdered sugar and whisked until it was the right consistency. If we’re being perfectly honest I wouldn’t have minded just drinking the frosting with a straw- it was that good. Here’s what the final product looked like, I also added a white chocolate chip to make them look cute. Not bad for a random combination of the ingredients I had in my pantry.