“I don’t know. Here, have a cookie.”
Maybe THAT’S why I started baking.
Of course I don’t have little ones any more. Not that older kids don’t ask some pretty difficult “why” questions too. I’ve spent way too much time lately trying to explain why marijuana’s illegal here but drinking is legal. Oy. And, sadly, they’re no longer distracted by a cookie. I think they’re on to me.
Distraction, though. It worked before, I just need to up my game. Turn around is fair play, isn’t that how the saying goes? So now every time they ask a “why”, I ask one of my own. And guess what? I get it. It’s fun.
*Why is water clear but snow is white?
*Why do necklace chains tie themselves in knots while sitting inside my jewelry box?
*Why do we draw hearts heart-shaped instead of in the shape of a heart?
*Why is Nancy Grace still on TV?
*Why does cookie end in “ie” instead of “y”.
Giant Fudgy Flourless Cookies
*Why does wool itch me but not itch the sheep?
*Why do we use the same word, bark, for the silent outer coating of a tree and the loud yapping of a dog?
*Why does “i” come before “e” except after “c” or when sounding like “a” as in “neighbor” and “weigh”?
*Why does the garage door only break when it’s winter?
*Why are spiders silent? Shouldn’t we get some kind of warning?
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Giant Fudgy Flourless Cookies©www.BakingInATornado.com
3 egg whites, room temperature
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup sugar
¼ cup baking cocoa powder
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
*Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Beat egg whites with salt and vanilla just until foamy. Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until soft peaks form.
*Sprinkle the cocoa powder over the top and beat until stiff peaks form.
*Fold in the chocolate chips.
*Drop by rounded teaspoon onto baking sheets. Leave plenty of room between them as they spread.
*Bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off but leave the cookies inside for 20 minutes to allow them to dry out for a bit.
*Remove to counter to cool completely.