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Congratulations to April's Chocolate Chip Cookie Giveaway winners. I just finished baking for Charlene Adkins, Staci Priest, Christina Barone, Margaret Resendez and Jennifer Smith. This month I asked readers to send me their cookie dunking techniques as part of their entry and was I ever surprised when I read Margaret's cookie dunking technique. It's the same as mine. Just when you think you're the only "strange bird" out there, you find someone who's just like you.
Margaret's Cookie Giveaway Entry...
"Suzanne you said, 'WANTED: Professional Dunkers!' Well, here I am. I had to laugh when I saw your question, 'How do you master the dunk-and-soak without losing the chocolate chip delight into your glass of milk?'
I don't use a glass. I use a bowl. My favorite thing to do is to have a small bowl of plain cereal (nothing with sugar or a strong taste to....flavor the milk) for breakfast. Not a lot of cereal, because really, I AM about to devour a few scrumptious chocolate chip cookies. Then I pour more milk than I need for my small bowl of cereal. Are you getting my idea...? I eat my cereal and then with the remains of the milk, start dunking!
This is a technique in and of itself. I slowly ease the cookie in, (don't want to crumble it prematurely), then I take my spoon and slowly spoon milk over the top of the partly submerged cookie. I repeat this until the consistency of the cookie is sufficiently soaked. Sometimes I pick up the cookie to eat, but mostly I use my spoon to break pieces off to savor every bite. I like it to crumble a little as I eat it because then I get to drink the remains of the milk with some cookie crummies. Yummmm! Of course, I may repeat the process before drinking the remains of the milk. It's often hard to eat just one cookie!
Although, this week, I'll have to be careful. It's my birthday week and between my husband, my coworkers and my mother, I'm getting treated to lots of scrumptious desserts. Last night my husband made his famous chocolate meringue pie. I don't know if I can share that family recipe. I might be disowned!
Anyways, thanks for making me laugh and asking me to share my dunking technique. Happy baking!"--Margaret Resendez
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