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Aggression Cookies

A post-modern Asian American performance poem

2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 cups light brown sugar

4 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla (this brand with a long name, sold at any yuppy
kitchenware boutique)

4 1/2 cups flour

2 tsps baking soda

With thick Chinese meat cleaver, hack to pieces:

24 oz semi-sweet chocolate bar

12 oz white chocolate bar

14 oz macadamia nuts

You may substitute chocolate and white chocolate chips for the bars
if you are not feeling particularly angst-ridden.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, thrash butter and sugars until uniform.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Add flour and baking soda; whip until smooth.

Toss in chocolate chunks and nuts.

To avoid the "chocolate chip cookie manhole cover" look,
refrigerate the cookie dough for a couple of hours before baking.

Throw batter by tablespoons full onto an ungreased
baking sheet—aim so that the cookies land 2 inches apart.

Bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes.

Using a spatula, pry the cookies loose from the baking sheet,
and allow them to vent on wire racks.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Me with Zoe in 2000

©1993 Priscilla Lee
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