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Drought unveils once flooded town
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A village emerges from the depths of a Venezuelan dam as an extreme dryspell drains reservoirs and forces Venezuelans to ration power and water.
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Recently I found this great website called bakerella.com. I was very excited when I found it because I love to bake. This cookie is definitely very good. I've already made it twice. Once for my Logos group and once just because. It doesn't take that long to make either, although it did take me longer to bake it than the recipe said. I probably ended up baking it closer to 15 minutes than 10. Enjoy!
mmm...Nestle Chocolate and Butterscoth chips :)
the rest of the ingredients (minus the crackers)
mix it all together
time to bake it :)
add the ganache and M&Ms and ta da!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
heart-shaped cookie pan (about 11 inches wide)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cover heart-shaped cookie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- For the cookies, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Cream the butter and the sugars using a mixer until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Stir in the butterscotch morsels.
- Transfer cookie dough to the pan and spread out evely until the bottom of the pan is covered.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove and cool.
- While the cookie is baking, you can make the ganache.
- Heat cream and butter in a saucepan until melted and remove before it starts to boil.
- Place chocolate morsels in a small bowl and pour cream on top. Let sit for a few seconds and stir until completely incorporated and smooth.
- Let cool and spread on top of cookie with an offset spatula.
- To decorate like the photo, you’ll need 85 M&M’s (red or pink or whatever) for the letters. Place candies on the ganache, using the photo as a guide. Use extra M&M’s for the border.
P.S. the heart-shaped cookie pan is also conveniently made to fit one package of refrigerated cookie dough if you so desire. And, if you can’t find a cookie heart pan, just use a regular pan and spread the cookie dough out. Depending on the size of the pan, you may need to adjust your baking times.
Try and enjoy.