Choices. Decisions. The dots that make up our life constellation.
Dad always used to say that not making a choice is making a choice. I always was fantastic at avoiding a decision. Too fantastic. I think about Dad’s comment all the time, when I pick my head up and question whether I made a choice somewhere along the way by not making a choice. Where was Jiminy Cricket with the giant neon sign that said “Big Life Choice In Progress, Take Care”?
It’s an interesting conundrum–if I decide that I made a choice by not making a choice, I then have the ability to make a choice. But in a very Schrodinger way, the fact that I made a choice doesn’t become a fact until I make a choice that I made a choice. Round-and-round until I put off figuring it out while I have a cookie or two or three . . . and there I go making non-choice choices again.
Is my life filled with more choices or non-choices? How about yours?
Soft Pretzel M&M Cookies
David loves candy. For some reason, he is so happy when he sees a little stock pile of his goodies in the kitchen–lemon heads, mike & ike, sour patch kids, M&Ms . . . I was trying to decide what baked goodness was going to grace our kitchen this past weekend. David requested pretzel M&M cookies. And folks, David doesn’t make many requests. So I made pretzel M&M cookies.
I know so many people are tempted to replace the shortening with butter, based on their most recent temperature on the whole butter/shortening debate. But for the very best soft cookies, there really is nothing better than shortening. I was so happy with this recipe–the dark brown sugar gives it a heavier, deeper flavor that balances the sweet and salty pretzel M&Ms just right. And judging from the glare David shot me when I thought about taking a bag of extras into work . . . he thought so too. 🙂