Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Kit-Kat Kookies

I don't believe I've mentioned this yet, but I'm heading to Washington, DC, in three weeks to start a summer internship with a very reputable private firm doing government relations work for them. I'm excited for any number of reason, but top of the list is definitely getting to live in DC for a summer. My girlfriend's going to be there, and we're actually going to share an apartment. which slightly scares me- commitments and all- but also excites me. I think we're going to have a pretty awesome time and I can't wait to see the Spy Museum! Our place is centrally located, so we can walk or ride out bikes to work each day quite easily, and I also found out that one of my best friends works just a couple minutes down the road from me, so we should be able to hang out a bunch. 

I still have to get through my current job at the capitol, but there's only two weeks left and even if we find ourselves practically living in our offices during this time, it's been an easy session overall and I can't complain. If anything, I want to complain that it hasn't been crazy enough! Still, I've learned a ton and have really enjoyed it. Maybe I'll have an office in that building one day, too...

Hey look a distraction!

These cookies turned out baller. I based it on Nestle Toll House's recipe that I found here:

Mint Chocolate Chip Kit-Kat Kookies

1.125 c. Flour
0.5 tsp Baking Soda
0.5 tsp Salt
1 Stick Butter
0.2 c. Brown Sugar (all I had remaining)
0.55 c. Sugar
0.5 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
All the remaining Mint Chocolate Chips I had- maybe 0.5 c.???
3 Fun-size (6 Sticks total) Kit-Kats, crushed up, because they had to go!

Mix Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat Butter and Sugar until it's whipped and creamy. Add the Egg and Vanilla. Incorporate the Flour mixture. Add the Chocolate Chips and Kit-Kat  pieces. Bake at 375 for 9 minutes and then for how ever long it takes to finish the page of the Hunger Games that you're currently reading. The Hunger Games is a kick-ass book that I recommend all people read. You laugh, you cry, you realize that it's silly that you're reading a teenage romance, then you remove cookies and eat and laugh about how much your life resembles those of the residents of the Capitol.

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