Robb: Can you pack a bag for me? I’m going to Boise.
Me: Are you serious?
Robb: If I come home right now, can you take me back to the office?
Me: Right now? When do you leave?
Robb: My rental car will be here in 45 minutes.
I looked at the overflowing basket of dirty laundry and the empty closet and wondered how I would make this work. Enter SuperWife. SuperWife packed the last pair of clean pants, rifled through the mis-matched sock box, and located the misplaced sci-fi book. SuperWife even found sunglasses and a $20 bill. What SuperWife couldn’t find was any snacks.
I normally pack snacks for these trips, since I know Robb will have a 5 hour drive, obnoxiously late nights in the office, and no desire to actually feed himself. The problem was that the pantry was seriously empty. There were no crackers. No chips. Not a can of coke. Not even an apple. Hmmm. It was at this point I found myself thinking, “If I hurry, I could put a batch of cookies in the oven before he gets home.”
I started with Robb’s favorite butter cookie. Then I searched the produce drawer of my sad and lonely looking fridge and found lemons and blackberries. YUM. The lemon really brightened up the cookie, and who doesn’t love berries? I love how they make the cookie all swirly and marbled looking. They came together mighty fast, if I say so myself. I scooped them onto my baking sheet, and slid them into the oven just as he walked in the door.
He was chomping at the bit to get on the road, but I stalled him long enough to pull the pan out of the oven and slide some warm lemon blackberry cookies into a container and into his bag. He sampled one on the way back to the office. He described it as soft and creamy, a pretty apt description, if you ask me.
It doesn’t do much for the annoyance of a last minute business trip, but it does a little.
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 T. lemon zest (approx.)
- 1 T. lemon juice
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- 1 handful fresh blackberries (about ½ cup)
- Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
- Add egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice. Mix well.
- Add salt, baking powder, and flour, and mix just until combined.
- If berries are large, slice in half. Fold berries into dough gently, do not over mix.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
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