3.30.2012

Hand Dryers, Dilemmas and White Chocolate Chips



Recently, in the office where I work there has been ongoing “improvements” to better the work environment. One was the removal of paper towels and the addition of a hand dryer in the ladies restroom.
Look, I’m all for Save a Tree- Save the World. But I have a disorder that requires me to use a paper towel in order to open the bathroom door. So imagine my dilemma (and subsequent breakdown) when I go to dry my hands and find the paper towels missing and this funny looking contraption in its place.
I was at a loss, I thought of the hand sanitizer that lives in my bag and wet ones that are in my glove compartment.  If I could just get that door open with my telekinetic power. In the end, I allowed the hand dryer to dry my hands… while wondering if after excessive usage of this extremely noisy, mega-watting hand drying thingamajig would cause my skin to wrinkle. Certainly, that is a viable argument to bring the hand towels back. Not to mention I had to use the sleeve on my shirt to open the door. 



But the day before all that…

I made these….


White Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Ya Need

2 cups plus 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups white chocolate chips (I used nestle)



What ya do

Preheat oven to 385. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and set aside
Cream butter, both sugars and vanilla together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Be sure to stop the mixer once or twice to scrap the bowl using a rubber spatula.
Add eggs to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until well blended.

Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed about 20 seconds.

Add white chocolate chips and blend until they are mixed in.

Drop dough  by tablespoon ( the amount depending on how large or small you want your cookies to be)  2 inches apart  onto prepared baking sheets

Bake until edges are dark golden about 12-14 minutes….
Let cool or if you're like me eat them immediately…





Something about warm chocolate that gets me all excited.


1 comment :

  1. I hate that! There are more germs on the door handle and around the sink than there are on the toilet. I get excited when i see not only paper towels you can reach without having to touch the handle to get them out, but also when there's a trash can right by the door. Convenience.

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