sumbitches cookies

Here is a post that will only make sense to 83% of readers. Tonight is a big night for television so Saucy decided to make sumbitch cookies. Sumbitch as in:

They are irresistible and yes, they are the perfect combination of peanut butter, chocolate and caramel. Once you start, you can't stop. You might say they are legen - wait for it! 

Kids, it's time to suit up and make some cookies. Sumbitches cookies.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 bag mini Rolos
sea salt for sprinkling

In large bowl of stand mixer using paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy and light.

Beat in the peanut butter, scraping bowl often.

Whisk together dry ingredients, adding the chocolate chips.  Add to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Cover the bowl and chill dough for one full episode of HIMYM.

Portion the dough into 2 tablespoon scoops. Place a mini Rolo in the centre of the dough and wrap it around the candy. Roll the dough into a tidy ball (ball!) and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. 

You can choose to refrigerate the balls (balls!) before baking.

Leave plenty of space between cookies, they will spread. Sprinkle some sea salt on top of each dough ball (ball!).

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until set. Let baked cookies set for five minutes before removing from pan and transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Last slap delivered.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sad to see it end, I love this show.

Janet said...

What did you think of the ending? Mixed feelings here.

Saucy said...

Same, Janet, same!

The creators wrote themselves into a corner by filming the kid's reaction during the first season. They said it was to prevent the kids looking too mature if the show ran for too many seasons... so they had an idea that it could be a success but never an idea that the characters could grow, change or develop? It was a total red herring to use the mother as a bait and switch back to Robin. And really, that kid footage could have been scrapped or better yet edited or voiced over so the kids were finally talking to Ted with him sitting there staring into the camera... then the writers could have had a more realistic ending which is this:

Maybe Robin and Barney do get divorced, fine. Realistically they might have made it work for a few years and then realize that she wanted her career and he would be happier alone.

Marshall and Lily live in the suburbs. Marshall is a judge or an environmental lawyer (who really cares) but at least Lily is a painter (you can totally be a painter of note AND a parent). Maybe she's an art teacher but then again, who cares as long as they are still together.

Barney might have a kid, fine. I loved the perfect dramatic scene he delivered but I could not buy into a complete turnaround of his character in the last eight minutes of the show. Don't expect us to believe that Number 31 and the baby live with Barney. In my version, he's a doting weekend dad who is still with GNB and skirt chasing all week.

In my version, the mother and Ted are telling the kids they're getting a divorce... Ted has sat them down for it and trying to explain how much he loved her after looking for her for so long and throughout the story he was trying to rationalize to them how much life and relationships change. After telling the story, he realizes how long he looked for her... the kids tell him to go after mom. He runs to Robin's house and asks if she still has the blue french horn. He takes it to The Mother. THEN WE FIND OUT HER NAME IS TRACY.

Bob Saget's voiceover: "You know kids, after telling you the story about the long journey to find your mother it made me realize something. There are people in your life worth fighting for. I want to fight for your mom. But I also realize I need to fight for the friendships that helped me along the way. We've lost touch with the gang. There are just some people in your life you don't want to lose. Uncle Marshall and Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney, Aunt Robin, and most importantly, your mom. Don't ever let the people you love slip away, kids."

Fade to black.

*hearty applause*

*Saucy bows*

janet said...

Yes! I like your ending, I am now going to pretend that's how it ended...