Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New York City Cookies

I'm off to the big apple. Leaving tomorrow on a red-eye flight and arriving Thursday early in the morning. I'll be there through the weekend and then go to my grandmother's Monday and Tuesday before heading back to SFO. So if you live in NYC gimme a call so we can get together.

If you have suggestions of what to do in NYC, let me know. I'm mostly going to meet up with some friends and party a lot, but another friend from SF is coming with me, and he's never been to NYC. The list so far is:
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • See Empire State Building
  • See WTC
  • Eat at Katz Deli
  • Eat at Lombardis
  • Get some Halal food
  • See little italy/chinatown
  • Eat at Daisy May BBQ (maybe)
  • See a Broadway Play (maybe)
  • Go to MOMA (maybe)
In planning to go to NYC, I decided to make some cookies--a lot of cookies. Over 100 in fact.

Perhaps this makes me a little crazy, I dunno. I stayed up till 2 am making them though. I brought some into work, but the majority are coming to NYC (hopefully they won't get crushed on the trip).

What types did I make? Regular chocolate chip, chocolate chip with some white chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin cookies.

What went in:
  • 7.5 cups of flour
  • 8 sticks of butter
  • 8 cups of sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 4.5 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 1 jar of peanuts
  • 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1.5 cups of raisins

So if you're in NYC, come get some cookies from me.

The oatmeal raisin cookies. It's more fun to make big ones (and actually easier to cook).

Nice and big chocolate chip ones.

In total 8 plates of cookies....as I said, I'm a little crazy at times. Putting them on 8 plates helped them cool, but it also just screamed of excess, which is what I was going for.

And ready to be shipped. The stuff on the far right went to work. The rest will be in NYC.

Some lessons learned while cooking:
  • Peanut butter cookies are hard to bake. You need to make sure to undercook them (golden brown on only the sides). The first batch of peanut butter ones are a tad burned on the bottom.
  • Burning the bottoms of cookies can be helped a lot if you have a dark, thick baking sheet, and if you use the lower-middle and upper baking racks (flipping them half-way through). I need to go buy some better baking pans (only have 1 really good one).
  • Despite not eating many cookies, I have very little desire to eat any at this point after spending so long baking them.
Hopefully see you all in New York!


Thomas said...

awesome man. you're right. bigger cookies are better!

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