Yesterday, I had to have a serious conversation with my refrigerator.
I pulled out 2 sticks of butter for today’s TWD recipe, that Donna of Life’s to Short Not to Eat Dessert First picked, so it could come to room temp.
Donna picked Espresso Chocolate Oatmeal Spice Shortbread Cookies.
I usually pull out butter and eggs(if called for) about a half an hour before I make a recipe so they will be room temp.
Then I play a game or ten of Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook.
This time I pulled out the butter and it was already room temp.
I was most displeased.
Not only did I miss my game of Bejeweled Blitz, but refrigerator….you are new!
I checked the thermometer.
It read 55º.
Then I checked to make sure it was indeed plugged in, (check) that the outlet was working(check), that the temperature thingie inside the fridge was at the right place(check).
So I just turned the thermometer colder, and prayed that that was the problem and I had solved it.
This morning everything is cold again.
Fortunately for the fridge, my ‘talk’ worked.
It doesn’t realize that I would have had to move on to more desperate measures like calling a repair man, and it would have had to be taken apart.
My fridge is just a wee bit prudish and doesn’t want anyone to see her innards.
I tweaked this recipe, because I am not a huge fan of espresso…but I am a huge fan of shortbread.
I used quick oats instead of old fashioned oats because I wanted to keep the texture of the cookie very fine.
I only put in cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg, because I didn’t want the fabulous short bread flavor to be overwhelmed with ginger and clove.
These cookies are fabulous, and my fridge is fabulous, and I am fabulous!