Thursday, January 9, 2014

Well What Would You Call Them?

Dorie Greenspan always gives her confections clever names like “The Cake That Got Me Fired” and “World Peace Cookies,” not to mention my favorite name ever: “Chocolate Spice Quickies" (all these recipes can be found in this masterful cookbook).

So in honor of Dorie, I’m in search of a name for the cookies I made tonight, which were a version of her “Chocolate Chunkers.”

Please leave your vote for one of the following names in the comments section: 
  1. National Bittersweet Chocolate Day Cookies.  January 10, 2014 is officially National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. I'm convinced that these holidays exist so food bloggers have something to write about. Always. 
  2. Bake Your Hormones Happy Cookies. A great deal of chocolate is involved with these cookies. Bittersweet, unsweetened, semi-sweet, cocoa powder, and white chocolate if you’ve got it (and you count it). This much chocolate should cure pretty much anything that ails you.
  3. Spotless Pantry Cookies. No white chocolate? No peanuts or pecans? No worries. I used walnuts, extra raisins, and extra bittersweet chocolate instead. Use what you've got, then take advantage of the empty shelves to clean the pantry before you restock.
  4. Hit and Run Accident Cookies. Don't fret: Everyone is safe, and it’ll be much easier to find my car amid all the other Toyotas in the Stop and Shop parking lot now. That’s all you need to know. But after you file the police report, talk to your third-rate insurer, pacify your husband, and call your mother, it's time to engage in a little bake therapy. This cookie recipe will do the trick.

Don't like any of these naming options? Feel free to share your own ideas. And if you're local, I'm happy to provide samples so you can make an informed decision. 
All votes will be tallied and a winner chosen sometime before National Bittersweet Chocolate Day 2015. Thanks for playing!

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