Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simple Malted Milk Ball Cookies - The Meaning of Luck - Poetry March

I really wanted cookies but I wanted to put something in them. I was craving candy bars so off to the store I went. I walked up and down the aisle. What did I see? PEANUTS which I can't eat. Did you realize that 80% or more of today's candy bars have peanut butter or peanuts in them. That drastically cuts into what I can buy. It also makes me sad. I used to eat peanuts or pb everyday, no joke. So I kept looking. I finally decided on some malted milk balls.
When I got home I put them in a zip top bag and beat them with the end of a knife sharpener. I was worried a hammer might damage my counter tops.
So I smashed them, not to dust, but into small pieces. These pieces I added to my batter. It did make them kinda chewy in spots where all the sugar melted from the candy. I honestly was not fond of them. Could have been my choice in batter. I decided to do something different.
My son loved them, in fact he ate them all. Not that night of course but over the next few days.
So I wasn't so "lucky" in the results of my new recipe.
Malted Milk Ball Cookies
300 degree oven, preheated
cookie sheet sprayed or using a silpad (love mine!)
1 1/4 cup flour, all purpose
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 cup chopped/smashed malted milk balls
Mix in a mixing bowl, butter and flour, soda and salt. Next add the sugar and honey, then the candy. Drop by teaspoon full on the pad and bake. 14 minutes depending on your oven. Check them, keep an eye on them.

This post is also part of the monthly poetry group post. At the end of this post you'll find links to the other bloggers. Hopefully their luck with poetry and projects was better than mine.
Is there such a thing?
Is it luck or fate?
Is it kismet or karma?

Chance or circumstance
Maybe happenstance.

Lucky duck
but not if he got plucked.

Lucky rabbits foot?
Not for the rabbit.

Lucky four leaf clover
Clover in a field
a bunny's dream
quickly becomes his nightmare
as he is plucked from life
his foot dangles on a key-chain.
So is the leaf lucky after all?
Not for the rabbit.

1 comment:

  1. Well that got me rethinking luck. Love the line about the duck, made me laugh!