Lump Baby

Chris has a nick-name. I call him my lump baby. Now this funny little name change came about after multiple late night encounters with a half-asleep Chris. You see, when Chris is roused from a deep slumber, he carries on like a functioning human. He talks. He moves. He interacts. But he is not himself. Oh no, he is an entirely different animal.

He is The Lump Baby.

Lump Baby Chris is whiny and spiteful and lazy as can be. He says things that make no sense, assures you he is right and you are wrong, and proceeds to take over the entire bed pushing you to the deepest inside corners. Lump Baby Chris will have his cake and eat it too.As you can imagine, I kind of hate my Lump Baby in real-time, but sitting here thinking about him now, I feel this strange fondness. Hence I was inspired to create a cookie recipe based on my sweet Chris’s alter-ego.


Lump Babies [yields 12-15 depending]

1 and 3/4 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 stick butter, melted

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 tablespoon agave

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Beat in 1 egg and add the stick of melted butter. Mix until the cookie dough is uniformly blended. Note: this dough is not very wet. That’s ok! Spoon onto a greased baking sheet maintaining space between each ball of dough and bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees.


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