BuzzFeed usually isn’t much more than a place to waste time on the internet, but I have to say that I really enjoyed this list of 36 things you never realized that everyone else does, too. I definitely get attached to the cars that drive next to me for long stretches of highway and then get a little sad when they exit. But I thought I was a huge weirdo. Apparently we all do it!
Other good ones: immediately re-reading an e-mail right after you hit send, worrying that stores think you’re shoplifting if you don’t buy anything, and feeling super weird whenever you say your own name out loud. I definitely do all of those things. I also like to stop the microwave one second before it goes off, but I never thought I was defusing a time bomb (maybe now I will!). And getting anxious about having to make small talk with hairdressers is basically the story of my life.
Another thing we all do? Eat raw cookie dough. And the dough for these cookies is out of this world. The cookies are good, too – quite good – but I just about lost my damn mind over the dough. So good!
TOFFEE TOASTED COCONUT COOKIES (slightly adapted from Let’s Dish)
2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 regular-sized Heath bars, chopped (or 1 cup Heath or other toffee bits, if you can find them)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Arrange coconut in single layer on a baking pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until coconut is lightly toasted, stirring once (don’t skip this step! It adds a lot!). Set coconut aside to cool.
2. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With electric or stand mixer, cream together brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, then add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until combined. Stir in toasted coconut and Heath toffee bits.
3. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Remove from pan, and cool completely on wire racks.
Easy and delicious! You need to add these to your Christmas baking list!