A few weeks ago, I read about these sunflower butter cookies on Carrots 'n' Cake. Now, I'm not much of a baker, but these cookies looked so easy even I couldn't screw them up! So I decided to make them in delayed honor of my husband's birthday.
I bought the ingredients to make them on a Monday...but it was one of those very stressful Mondays which give other Mondays a bad rap. So I put them off for a few days. Thursday night I finally made Jared's birthday dinner (post on that coming up) and was so fired up about my success that I decided to stay up late to make the cookies.
If you know me well, this is a big deal. I wake up around 4am on Fridays, so I was under the influence of serious cookie enthusiasm.
I had printed out the recipe...and lost it, so my husband looked up the site on his phone and I copied it all down. (See messy handwriting above. And don't blame the homeschooling. My mom tried cursive with me for years. Sorry, Ma.)
|Everyone say "cheese"!|
|First time I'd ever bought sunflower butter!|
|So far, so good...|
I was STARVING partway through and didn't want to scarf the dough:
About this point, I realized something was wrong. Everything was all mixed together per the recipe, but it looked SUPER crumbly and dry.
I finally realized what the problem was. I hadn't added the butter. I didn't put the butter in my ingredient picture at the beginning, since I figured everyone obviously knows what butter looks like. And this is the thanks I get.
|Finally, the missing piece!|
|Ready for the oven...|
At this point it was who-knows-what time in the middle of the night. My sweet husband actually brought out blankets and his pillow and was sleeping on the floor by the kitchen for a while to keep me company. I was pretty tired myself:
But it was not in vain!!!
(My mom taught me how to do this with paper bags in case you don't have a cooling rack.)
|Yum, yum, and more yum!|