Maastricht’s marijuana selling coffee shops will ban most foreigners, Jason Kuller, Julianne Polivka, Epicurean Horoscope, Epicure, Horoscopes

Today’s Epicurean Horoscope: Jason Kuller

Maastricht’s marijuana selling coffee shops will ban most foreigners under the belief that they bring an unwanted element into the shops, as foreigners, why  don’t we just stick to dutch cocoa cookies and chocolate?

Dutch Cocoa Cookies:

1/2 Cup Unsalted butter at room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/4 cup DUTCH PROCESSED COCOA POWDER

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or chunked white chocolate

Chocolate Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F,  place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.  Sift, together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt and then add to the butter and egg mixture.  Mix just until incorporated.  Fold in the the chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

 Bake 8 -10 minutesor until the the cookies are still soft in the center but are firm around the edges.  Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes about 24 – 3 inch round cookies.

Courtesy Joy of Cooking

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