Chocolate CJTV Cookies

On Thursday I had my last journalism class of third-year.  HOW CAN THIS BE?  It seems like just yesterday I was blissfully unaware of the magic of broadcast journalism and was not attributing things and was writing run-on sentences (see what I did there?).  I now consider myself a seasoned half-expert and a complete broadcast convert.  God I love my program.

To celebrate this love and the end of the year, I wanted to make something for our last television class.  I imagine many of you are unfamiliar with the end-of-semester routine with Carleton journalism, so let me explain.  We have these three newsroom days where we basically get thrown into the world of same-day production.  With tv, this means that you are reporting, shooting and editing something within a few hours, just like the big guns down at CBC and CTV do.  You learn so much, but the days are a tad stressful.  Food, particularly baked goods, always helps reduce this stress.  So here we are.

The first and last time I will ever try to pipe a four letter acronym onto a tiny cookie.

When I got home Wednesday, all I wanted to do was bake.  I had handed in two major assignments earlier that day and thought I deserved a little treat.  I was devastated that I had already had to scrap my plans to make a Twitter-inspired fondant cake for my multimedia class, so I thought both me and my classmates deserved this late night baking extravaganza.

I knew I wanted to make some sort of corny television inspired cookie.  I originally thought of doing these with a shortbread or sugar cookie base, but quickly decided in favour of something a little more chocolatey.  The decorations were completely impromptu.  I bought a bag of shoelace licorice with the full intention of cutting them up to make little antennas but, after I (a) ate 3/4 of the bag, and (b) couldn’t figure out a way to stick them on the cookie, gave up and ate the rest.  The white and red outlining you see on the cookie is piped chocolate.  At 11:30 p.m. that Wednesday night I was hunched over the counter decorating them, so I hope they look good!

PS: I love slightly undercooking chocolate cookies so they taste like brownies.
PPS: CJTV stands for Carleton Journalism Television.

And so, signing off from my kitchen, this is Hilary Duff, CJTV News, Ottawa.

Source (chocolate cookies): Cake Batter and Bowl


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