I don’t know my Omnivore as well as I thought
My Omnivore and I have been together for a while now. I’ve been filling his stomach with carnivorous delights for a couple of years, at least. I feel like I’ve got a pretty good handle on what he likes and does not like, and I generally can tell from reading a recipe whether or not it’ll be a winner with the ‘vore.
For years, I was sure my husband’s most favorite dessert, aside from chocolate cake, was brownies. It just seemed natural for the chocolate lover that he is. Rich, chocolatey flavor. Dense, chewy goodness. Fudgy.
I would sneak brownies home from the cafeteria at school, nab them in the breakroom at work, and smuggle them home from parties and get togethers…
He’d smile. Eat it. And not say a word. I thought his silence meant he LOVED the brownie.
Until one day. One day. In the sweetest possible voice, the Omnivore said to me, “You know. I really don’t like brownies. Really, I’d much rather have a decent cookie.”
That sounds like a challenge to me. Does that sound like a challenge to you? So, I was off to make a cookie. But…
This was a frequent occurrence:
The dreaded spread of cookie mess.
As was this:
Can we say ‘overcooked’?
And here I go again, this time with a recipe adapted from BakingBlonde’s Website.
Maybe-this-recipe-will be-a-winner-but-it-probably-won’t-Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup + 2 TBS flour
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Sift dry ingredients together. In bowl of stand mixer, add butter and sugars. Cream together. Add egg. Mix thoroughly. Incorporate dry ingredient mixture. Add oats and fold in chips. Chill batter for 30 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350* oven on cookie sheets sprayed with nonstick spray, rotating pans halfway through. Cool for 10 minutes on cookie sheets and then on wire rack.
The Omnivore gives these an A for effort. But he only ate one of them. 1! When the man sits down with Oreos, he eats a third of the box. So, clearly, this recipe was NOT winner.
BUT! I thought they were delicious! Deep flavor, very soft, and definitely chocolatey. I would make them for any chocolate lover. Except my Omnivore.