Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Have I Mentioned That I Like Cookies?
I recently changed chocolate chip cookie recipes. So what, you say? All chocolate chip cookie recipes are basically the same, you say? How very wrong you are. While I sit here and contemplate how I will make you suffer for saying such a thing, I ask you to consider my new favorite recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Love
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 package chocolate chips
Cream together butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs. In separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, and soda. Then, slowly add to egg and sugar mixture. When thoroughly mixed, stir in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degress for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Let cool on waxed paper or cooling rack. Eat one to check for poison.
Now, if you are a fan of the more caramelly, chewy type of chocolate chip cookies, you can switch your sugars around and use 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar. For really caramelly and chewy cookies, use dark brown sugar, the fresher the better. In the batch I made last night, I also threw in dark chocolate M&Ms for color.
So, the reason I switched recipes was that I'm trying to take Crisco completely out of my baking necessities. Apparently Crisco is the devil, and if you eat it, you will explode. Or something. So I'm all about the butter these days.
Now, back to thinking about baseball.