Fourth? Force – Aaaah, the light bulb pings and I can see that smile spreading across your face
Now just because I made a bit of pun on Star Wars (like everyone makes today, let me clarify), does not mean I expect Darth Vader to come light-sabering rudely through my door as I sleep or Darth Maul going all touchy.
It was a pun boys, no harm intended. It is not like I am, you know, sucking up or anything (even though no death would be quite nice) but I rather like Star Wars and you nutty… I mean… um… wickedly cool awesome characters!
So ANYWAY, talking about puns and wordplay on this fabulous day basically, in my opinion, dedicated to it, guess what guys, MY GRADE GOT OUR JERSEYS
Oh, ok so let me explain myself in a bit more depth, though if you are in Australia, without a doubt you would have seen every senior high schooler with one
In Year 12, you are given a commemorative jersey to wear, a sign that you are in the final year of your high school life.
Truly, it is such a magnificent moment when you don that same top that you have seen those scary, scary seniors wearing in year 7. You do feel ‘Yes, this is it, I have made it. Oh my god…’
Can I explain it, that rush of sensation? Probably, but I would not give it the justice it deserves
Anyway, at the majority of schools, tradition states that you get creative and jazz up your name on the back of your jersey. Me, creative? With a name like Urvashi (shock horror, my name is actually not Choc Chip Uru – cue gasp *gasp*), it is pretty hard but that is why you have friends in the grade who help you out a.k.a think of the name for you
Here is a photo of my mates and I showing off our jerseys!
To go with a pun-filled, friend-filled, jersey-filled post, you would think I would be putting up some rugby (football) food or something, but instead, I think I will share with you JJ’s (or should I say, contagJESS’s) very belated birthday cookies made during the holidays.
Reasons for making this cookie batch:
- It uses brown butter – hellooo have I taught you nothing? Brown butter = perfection, seriously guys, read my lips here
- There is a mixture of caramel, peanut, marshmallows and chocolate involved – Oh, I’m sorry, but did I just tap into your innermost desires?/
- They. Are. Fat – Thin, chewy cookies, yeah, everyone loves ya but cookies, when you are fat, you are irresistible!
- S’mores are involved. Nuff said.
- It has double marshmallow action – Imagine Agent Marshmallow on a mission. Suave, sticky and beautiful. Now imagine 2 of them. On the same mission. Day-um!
That’s right my American brothers (and sisters), guess what! Australia now sells Marshmallow Fluff (atWoolworthsShoppingCentreOnlyLimitedStocksblahblahblah)
Thick, sticky, better than melted marshmallow but still essentially melted marshmallow in a jar. GENIUS!
Oh Marshy… where have you been all my life! Link me guys for more recipes you recommend for Agent Marsh. Brownies? More cookies? Cake? Frosting?
While I wait for them all, I think I may make another batch of these cookies for myself…
Caramel Peanut S’mores Cookies
Adapted from: Geni’s Own Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies
**Just a note, Geni is a genius in the kitchen, so seriously, trust all of her recipes :D**
- 170g butter, browned
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- Generous ¾ cup Marshmallow Fluff (or, before I discovered it, I used to melt 1 cup of marshmallows with 2 tbs of golden syrup :))
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ cup plain flour – you may only 2 cups, judge the dryness of the batter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup caramel chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter chips
- ½ cup digestive biscuits, roughly broken
- 1 cup mini marshmallows (or cut up normal ones, trying not to eat the ‘bad shape pieces…’)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place baking paper on two large baking trays, then set aside – Geni says not to spray your sheet with oil because (and I quote) ‘it causes your cookies to spread like nobody’s business’
- As soon as the butter has browned, immediately beat in the marshmallow fluff, sugars and essence – Note that it will be very separated at this point and weird – but beat for 5 minutes
- Add in the eggs and the mixture starts coming together without lumps, I promise!
- In a separate large bowl, combine sifted flour, baking soda, salt and digestive cookies
- Pour over the wet into the dry and stir until a few streaks of flour remain
- Add in all the chips (not the marshmallows) and stir until just fully mixed through
- Use a medium ice cream scoop and scoop onto baking trays, leaving around 6-7cm between each cookie (and slightly press down each ball with the palm of your hand :D)
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are semi-golden, a little soft and almost done – place the marshmallows on top and immediately place under the grill of your oven (broiler pan) – I am not kidding you, in less than 30 seconds, the marshmallows were brown and beautifully, the cookies fully baked but 10 more seconds and flames would have started – so be extremely careful
- Remove tray from grill and let cookies cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing and letting cool on a wire rack
- Enjoy to your hearts content!
- You see how there are brown and normal marshmallows on my cookies – well, in my first batch, I forgot to put the oven on grill and so baked the marshmallows into the cookies – nice tip if you want to keep colour
- Next time I may just use my trusty blow torch to blacken the tops, for more stylish effect
Just eating it makes me want to sing ‘What A Wonderful World’