It's been one hell of a week for me. I made these last Saturday, in a "stir-crazy" frenzy (not really) attempt to do something that would keep me busy for a while. I had gum surgery on the previous Thursday, and I couldn't do yard work, go to the gym, or do anything like heavy chores. Sitting around on a beautiful and sunny day? Just couldn't embrace that concept.
So, I got all excited about making these cookies, measured out the dry ingredients, went to Sur La Table to buy just the right size cookie scoop. It was like Goldie Locks: I have a scoop that was too big and one that was too small. Now, I have one "just right." Get home, mix these bad boys up, place perfectly-sized scoops on the lined cookie sheets and turn on the oven.
Notice the oven wasn't heating up, seemed to be gasping for fuel. Prayers folks and I generally don't pray unless it's really, really important. Who to call to borrow their oven? How to transport the sheets? I tried the oven one more time...Thank god! This was the last batch that oven will ever see. It's being replaced as soon as is possible! Kinda sad because it's made a lot of really great meals and made a lot of folks really happy over its 8 year life.
I found this recipe at one of my new favorite blogs, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. I have a few of her recipes in the baking queue, so keep an eye out. :) The cookies I made were a version of this recipe for her Homemade Fudge Rounds, hence the name change of my own.