Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies
I've been studying up on the Law of Giving lately from my new read "The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success." Why, you may wonder? Because I believe there's a whole lot of pretty wonderful stuff out there that we can't see. Remember those Planet Earth or Cosmos's episodes you binged a while back? The earth is too marvelous for words, am I right? We spend quite a bit of our lives understanding what we can see, but not usually what we can't. So, I'm on an intriguing quest to know more, and to see where we fit into all of it.
This Law could really be called "The Law of Giving and Receiving." How fitting a recipe for such a topic . . . who wouldn't love an excuse to make up a batch of these to give, and who wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a handful of these babies?
But first, let's get you all caught up on the Law of Giving so you give your cookies like a PRO. The Universe operates through a dynamic exchange of giving and receiving. Nothing is static. Think about that for a moment - you can see how that feels true, right? We could get into the specifics of how and why this works, but I know you're really eye-ballin' that cookie dough, so let's get right to it.
The key points to putting this Law into action are:
1) The more you give, the more you receive.
2) Anything that is of value in life will multiply when given.
3) If in the act of giving, you feel you have lost something or you have given grudgingly, then there is no energy behind the giving.
4) The easiest way to get what you want, is to help others get what they want.
5) Your giving does not have to be monetary. Give the gift of a card, a flower, a compliment, a silent blessing, a book, a hug, attention, appreciation, love . . . or cookies ; )
So how can you put this into action and start seeing some pretty cool things happen in your life? Start the process of circulation: make a decision that wherever you go, you will GIVE. Whomever you come into contact, give them something. When you go to someone's home, bring them a gift, if even a card. The more you give, the more you will see the miraculous affects of this Law at work in your life. And the more you receive, the greater your ability will be to give. See how that works? That's pretty sweet. Now, onto the COOKIES!!!
The recipe is from Alison Roman’s first cookbook "Dining In." If you're on Instagram and follow any foodies, you might have seen these babies taunting you in your feed. One look at the title and they had me at salted butter. I realized all my life I've been quite the square only putting unsalted in my cart.
You'll roll the dough into cookie dough logs and let it cool in the fridge for 2 hours or the freezer for 30 minutes.
I'm all for subbing ingredients in a pinch, but a little trip to the store to get these just right, is worth it. The must-have ingredients are ~ salted butter, flaky sea salt, really good vanilla, and a chocolate baking bar at your favorite cacao level.
What you'll get when they're finished is a dynamic exchange of salty and sweet, soft and crunchy. . . cookie and shortbread, and oh my gracious. . . . . that burst in your mouth butter!
What are you waiting for?! RUN to the store, grab some containers while you're picking up the ingredients, call up a friend to come over and co-chef the best freaking cookies to grace your oven in a while. Turn up the music. Double the batch. Make sure not to eat all the dough. Smell all the smells. Then see what the joy of giving cookies can bring into your life, your neighbors, and loves. But don't stop there, keep practicing giving. You are a part of the dynamic exchange of the Universe, and that makes you too marvelous not to be a giver. XO ~ Jen