Thursday, May 10, 2012

Love & War & Snow

"There is no use for lava lamps unless you are high."

It's snowing, and Rory gets stuck at Emily and Richards for the night. Lorelai runs into Max and invites him home but Lane unexpectedly shows up.

Dress Like a Gilmore:
Even though pigtails are out of style these days, they can still be worn around the house or while doing chores, etc.

Live Like a Gilmore:
Enjoy the magic of snow.

Eat Like a Gilmore:
Sookie's Rocky Road Cookies

  • 2 cups pecans or walnuts, or a combination of both
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and spray the parchment with cooking spray.  

Place the nuts on a baking sheet and toast for 7 minutes. Let cool completely. Chop nuts into pieces the same size as your milk chocolate chips.

Place the butter, bittersweet chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl.

Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and melted chocolate mixture, continue beating for another 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add flour mixture, mix until just incorporated. Fold in the toasted and chopped nuts, milk chocolate chips, and marshmallows. Chill dough in fridge for thirty minutes, or until firm enough to hold its shape.

Using a 1 3/4-inch diameter scoop drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. With the bottom of a measuring cup sprayed with cooking spray, gently flatten the dough mounds.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops crack and look shiny. Cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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