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Two Sisters, Serial #13 and White Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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Wearied by the news lately? Seems like it’s all bad, with new threats from diseases and groups we hadn’t even heard of a few months ago.

Campaign ads got you down? If I hear one more I think I’ll run outside and throw myself off a thirty-inch cliff (that’ll show them!).

What if we could turn the world upside-down, make all the bad news good–turn new diseases into new cures, war and bloodshed into peaceful cooperation, negative ads into compliments of the opponent? Wouldn’t that be something?

Well, we’re just a little old sweets and stories website. But this quest for a new and better world has to start somewhere. So this week on Reading and Recipes we’re going to invert the normal order of things.  We’re going to take the normal chocolate-chip cookie, with its chocolate chips set in a “white” (or blondie) dough, and invert that order, making a fudge cookie dough with white (chocolate) chips. And for our story segment from Two Sisters, we’re going to see the younger and subordinate sister, Leah, step up and show the older and dominant sister, Brooke, how to be a mature and caring young woman. We’re turning our recipe and our story upside-down.

I know. It’s a small gesture. But we have to start somewhere.

And imagine for a minute if all that money spent on negative ads were spent on food for the hungry and shelter for the homeless, if all the money spent on arming opposing sides were spent on giving justice and stability and hope to those that have never had those basic rights.

I know–just a crazy idea. My brain must be addled from that jump off the thirty-inch cliff.

white chocolate fudge cookies

White Chocolate Fudge Cookies

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2 heaping Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon milk

1/4 cup white chocolate chips

black and white cookies

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Next, beat in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Slowly mix in half of the dry ingredients with the butter mixture. Add the milk and mix in before adding remaining dry ingredients. Mix until all of the ingredients are well combined; the dough will be very thick. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Cover and chill the dough for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with a Silpat mat. Scoop tablespoon size dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes. The cookies will look underdone and soft, but that is ok. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the cookie sheet. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.

Makes 6-7 cookies.

white choc fudge cookies

{Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #13 of “Two Sisters”.

Two Sisters, Serial #13, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters, Serial #13, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

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