Moving on...I decided to choose a cookie that didn't require me leaving the house, and these soft beauties were it!
Grammy's Chocolate Cookies
From Martha Stewart
Hit the link for the recipe. They're soft and delicious. A few reviewers noted that they're perfect for add-ins: sliced almonds, mint chips, toffee bits. Next time I make them, I'll have to spice them up a little. I always prefer to experience a cookie for the first time without any fancy touches.
Did I mention they're rolled in sugar? Reminds me of the Gingerbread Softies I made for the holidays. The recipe calls for sanding sugar, but, come on, Martha, I ain't that fancy.
Not only am I getting great recipes out of my cookbooks, but I'm picking up tricks for my own food photography.