Monday, March 26, 2007

These might be really good

Brown Sugar Drops
Betty Crocker Bisquick II Cookbook Copyright 2004

1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
¼ cup butter or margarine, softened I used butter
¼ cup shortening (or softened butter or margarine) I used shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 ½ cups Original Bisquick mix I used reduced-fat Bisquick
Browned Butter Frosting

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients except Bisquick mix and Browned Butter Frosting in large bowl with spoon. Stir in Bisquick mix until blended.
2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. I made mine larger.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Frost with Browned Butter Frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting

1/3 cup butter or margarine
3 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Heat butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat just until light brown; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable.

Makes about 3 ½ dozen.

Unfortunately, I'm not able to tell you exactly how good (or bad) these cookies are. My tastebuds are on the fritz. I've got a nasty cold again. I remember thinking they were pretty good when they first came out of the oven, when the DayQuil I was taking was working pretty well but I've gone downhill since then. The thought of anything sweet really turns me off right now.

**Updated the next day to say that these are just too sweet. The naked cookies weren't so bad and the frosting is delicious but together, these two components just don't work.

Needless to say, I didn't do much cooking this weekend. There's something very wrong about getting sick right when the weather starts to turn nice. Luckily, I has already planned an easy week of meals.

Blast From The Past: Dari’s Picante Chicken from November 2006. I'm making this again this week, but with some Cabot 50% Light Jalapeño cheese I have leftover.

Question of the Day: Do you have any tried-and-true cold remedies you can share with me?


Randi said...

i swear by matza ball soup. It might not make your cold go away quicker, but it feels good going down. Robin got sick the last few days we were in FL, my sister suggested cold-ez( zinc). I think it might have helped lessen the duration of the cold. I like ziacam nose spray.

MommyProf said...

Zicam and ginger tea. I read in Reader's Digest or something that a lot of the symptoms are caused by inflammation and if you take ibuprofen and Chlor-Trimeton (an antihistamine - don't take with Dayquil), it will help you get over it faster?

Anonymous said...

I'll second the matzo ball soup. But only my mom's. Or if you can't eat my mom's, then some from a real Jewish deli.

Feel better soon!

DancesInGarden said...

What, have we been hanging around together or something? I started with the nastiest cold I have ever had yesterday. Last night I took some generic cold medicine and I got so loopy I had to go to bed at 8:30pm. I took some sinus meds today but I am scared to take anything else, after that reaction last night!

No remedies. Just a lot of sniffing, snorking, and whining LOL.

Heather said...

I relax on the couch, eat soup and rest.

Anonymous said...

Rest and lots of liquids. Sounds so simple but that rest thing seems to trip people up!