I cannot tell you guys how excited I am that we got to SPRING FORWARD this weekend. I am so ready for winter to be done after the past month we’ve had here in southern Virginia. You expect this kind of thing in Pennsylvania, where my mom and sister live, but not here!
Though I can’t complain *too* much, since the rest of the winter was super mild. You know what they say about Virginia…if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.
But please, Mother Nature….I can haz spring?
Speaking of Mother Nature, today I have a really fun cookie recipe to share with you all! They’re called Earthquake Cookies, and I found this recipe on A Spoonful of Thyme, my assigned blog for Secret Recipe Club!
I pretty much LOVE Secret Recipe Club…almost as much as I love the impending warmer weather coming my way. I just joined, and I have to say, it’s so much fun! All the bloggers in Secret Recipe Club are given someone else’s blog, and nobody knows wh got which blog until reveal day! We go through the other person’s blog, pick a yummy-looking recipe, try it out, and post the results on our own blogs. LOVE! (And I can’t wait to see who got The PinterTest Kitchen as their blog!)
Kathy from A Spoonful of Thyme has so many yummy-sounding recipes that I pan on trying out, like…
- Tabouli (which I haven’t had in forever, but I love!)
- Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto with Shrimp (hello, get in my mouth right now…)
- Asiago Vegetable Risotto (you had me at asiago)
Ultimately, I just had to try a cookie recipe. We love our cookies here at The PinterTest Kitchen! In fact, I still have a backlog of cookie recipes from the many recipes we tried for the holidays last year!
From A Spoonful of Thyme, I decided to taste-test her Earthquake Cookies. Oh man, SO GOOD…these cookies are super sweet and chewy, and the coating of powdered sugar melts in your mouth.
So, for Secret Recipe Club, you’re not supposed to change the recipe – you’re just supposed to make it as the author intended. But…I cheated a bit and made one small change. As I was mixing up the dough, I realized that I didn’t have any peanut butter chips. It was starting to snow (AGAIN…UGH), so instead of running to the store, I used what I had on hand – caramel bits.
It was a good decision.
I’m pretty sure white chocolate chips would be delicious too. Or dark chocolate chips. Or those little peppermint chocolate chips they make around the holidays. Or…Okay, you get the picture. Make it your own, friends. Even when the rules say you shouldn’t. 😀
Oh, and I hope that you’ll check out all of the other yummy recipes created for Secret Recipe Club. Here are the other participants: