Last night I was tired. So tired in fact that in the midst of watching Lord of the Rings I passed out on the couch only to be awakened by my husband at a late hour to go to real bed. Crankily I stumbled up the stairs while he cleaned up my mess in the kitchen and let the dogs out, brushed my teeth, and threw my body into our bed. This morning I woke up and realized, “CRAP!!!! I forgot to make treats for the office!!!”
I never really talk about it a lot on here, but every week I make something fun for our office on Thursday. Hey, I like to make people happy and as it turns out it’s a great place to share food that would just be a sin to keep to ourselves. Incidentally the treat-making didn’t start out that way though; I just missed baking a LOT and started doing it again. The problem? We kept it at home which is just bad when something’s good and you have no self-control around good things. So off to the office I went and it’s become a weekly ritual. I would highly recommend doing this yourself too…the cost of making stuff every week is actually not that high, you get to bake amazing things, and then you get to make people’s days. How bad could that be?
The answer is not bad at all! So anyway, I turned to one of my absolute favorite blogs for some inspiration and decided to lazy-fy Jessica‘s Salted Mud Slide Cookies. And by lazy-fy I mean make the batter and then smoosh it all into a big pan and bake it off into cookie bars. Because at 5am making individual cookies is just not an option. Once again she did NOT disappoint! The recipe is perfect although I made some changes based on accident and on-hand ingredients: I used Bailey’s in lieu of Kahlua, I accidentally added 2 whole eggs because I didn’t pay attention, and I used baking powder instead of baking soda because for some reason (and I have no scientific or chemical information here) baking powder works better at high altitudes with baking.