When my husband is out-of-town I have a hard time going to bed. It is not a fear thing, most nights I actually forget to lock the door, but rather a lack of motivation. I am by nature a night owl and my husband is a great man who knows that the kids are the ones to suffer when my nocturnal instincts are not kept under control. But when he goes out of town….all bets are off. Sleep is thrown to the wind and my nights are enjoyed well into the single digit hours!
Last week I decided at 1:00 am that I needed to bake some cookies. I was having a hankering for some Carmel delites..you know the ones that you can only get ONCE a year from the adorable little girl scout giving you puppy dog eyes as you exit the grocery store. I am a sucker for these cookies and feel compelled to buy a box every time I am asked.
Since there was no way I was going to find me a girl scout at this hour….I spent a little quality time with my good pal Google and found me a recipe. One problem….I had NO carmel. Not a problem. I have learned recently that there is NOTHING I cannot make from scratch!
A google search to find the carmel recipe left me with one missing ingredient. Sweetened condensed milk. Yet another google search and I was on my way.
This was actually SUPER easy to make and pennies compared to buying it.
Carmel is a serious weakness for me. I am ALMOST ashamed to admit that I practically ate the bowl in an effort to make sure that there was none wasted!
Now that I had that done the cookies were quickly whipped up and thrown into the oven.
And the final product……
These were a little crunchier than the original ones, but DELICIOUS!! It is a good thing I had a houseful of teenagers for small group the following night because I could have eaten the entire batch!
I am so glad that my husband does not have to travel much….I might weigh 500 pounds otherwise!