Entries from March 6th, 2013

Giant (or not so giant) M&M Cookies

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06.3.13

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Can we take a moment and discuss how it is that grown adults act like six year olds, sometimes?

At work the other day, I was doing drink service and came across a row of two men sleeping and one lady awake by the window. I asked her what she wanted to drink and reached over the two sleeping men to hand her the beverage. I moved on to the next row. When it was time to move the drink cart and I was already three rows past the sleeping row, I noticed the man in the middle throwing a fit.

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I kid you not, he threw his hands up in the hair, slammed his tray table up, and then starting shoving things into the back pocket of the chair in front of him. He kept muttering, “I can’t believe this!” and sighing heavily. What in the world was going on? Can you guess it?

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This man was throwing a fit for not getting a drink. Seriously. He was pissed off because I didn’t wake him up to ask him what his beverage of choice was. I never have and never intend to wake up a sleeping person to ask them what they want to drink. My coworker asked me what was going on, and I just told her to ask him what he wanted to drink since I already passed him and he was sleeping when I did.

It’s not the end of the world when you don’t get a drink during a flight, ya know. You can get one at anytime (besides take off, landing, and taxiing, obviously). All you have to do is ask (nicely, helps!).

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What I don’t understand is how a mid fifty year old man can throw a fit like a six year old for something so little. There are bigger problems in life than missing a coca cola because you were catching up on your beauty sleep.

//end rant.

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Festive M&M’s get me every single time. How can you resist red and green for Christmas, pink and red for Valentine’s, red, white, and blue for the 4th of July, and vibrant pastel colors for Easter?  Beats me. I get them every month. This recipe from How Sweet Eats makes a wonderfully chewy cookie. It’s a great base for mix ins, especially for all those holiday M&M’s.

They’re called giant cookies because you can scoop them out as 1/4 cup portions and bake them into large cookies, but I chose to make them normal sized cookies. Your choice.

Giant (or not so giant) M&M Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup m&m’s (or something else that you love)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars. Stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add flour and baking soda until dough comes together. Fold in the m&m’s.
  4. Roll into 2 tablespoon sized balls and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.
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