As you know, Lindsay Lohan hosted SNL the other night. In celebration, Shannon and I had “Linsanity: A Lohan Evening.” We started by watching “I Know Who Killed Me” (Terrible. Still unsure if it was worth the $3.99 to rent. Okay, it was.) and baking cookies.
Clearly, we had to make something with powdered sugar, so we chose Chocolate-Molasses Cookies.
If you don’t get the powdered sugar/Lohan reference, go take a month away from the world and catch up on pop culture. If you don’t care to, get off my blog.
Step 1: Gather ingredients: eggs, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, cocoa powder, butter, baking powder, salt, flour, beer (optional).
Shannon did an excellent job at this step. We’d only had a few sips of beer, so don’t worry about us using a knife.
Step 3: Heat chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
This is a new one! Hope I don’t burn it!
Step 4: Stir until melted and smooth.
My eyes aren’t closed! They’re looking at the chocobutter!
Step 5: Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Step 6: Spill some beer into the brown sugar and pretend it’s supposed to be there.
I think it’s appropriate.
Step 7: To the cooled chocolate mixture, add brown sugar, egg, molasses, and vanilla.
I was worried about this. I thought it would turn into a grainy mess.
Step 9: Roll dough into balls.
Well, it didn’t turn into a grainy mess, but it was very greasy. My hands looked like they were covered in oil.
Whyyyy? They can’t be right! I suppose if these turned out to be a train wreck, it would be appropriate for the theme of the evening.
Ooh, those actually turned out good!
Step 12: Do your best Lindsay impression.
Neither the chocolate nor molasses were overpowering. It was nice.
I got: 27
Yeah, these were gone in less than 24 hours. Sorry, Megan, this will be the first one you didn’t get to try. I suppose I could make them again. They didn’t take too long.
Start time: 8:45
End time: 10:00 (1 hour, 15 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 39 mins
What did I learn?
- Trace amounts of beer don’t flavor the cookie. Use more.
What do I need to learn?
- What happened, LiLo, to your face?
- Was the molasses the greasy part, or the butter? And why did it look so wrong, but make a good non-greasy cookie?
Lindsay didn’t totally suck, but they played it safe by not putting her in that many sketches and not giving her very many lines. Meh.
They were very yummy! Ava said she wanted more.
These look awesome – I love the Lindsay impression :D. Though you’re forgetting the slight hint of a bloody nose… I think that would really set the look off. Back to the cookies – I love molasses (black treacle here), it has such a fantastic taste.
Haha! I’ll remember the bloody nose for next time. 🙂
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