Friday, January 20, 2012

Week 3 of 52 Photo Project-WARM

WARM....That word brings up a lot of different ideas. A warm sunset, a sleeping child all snug as bug in a rug, or something cookin' up in your crock pot. This week I chose cookies...when they are warm & gooey out of the oven.

This past week I posted on my Facebook that I was in dire need of a good Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe & this one is good. For some reason, of all the baking & cooking that I do, I couldn't seem to master the Chocolate Chip Cookie. I'm still no "master" but this recipe at least makes me feel pretty close to having mastered it.

Here is the recipe, thanks to Nancy Almstrom, a long time family friend. Thanks, Nancy!

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/3 c. flour...use at least 1/2 whole wheat
3/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1 cup( 2 stix) unsalted butter at room temp (not lite)
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 pkg 12oz. semi sweet chips, more to taste
1 plus cup walnuts or pecans...optional*

Measure out flour, b.soda & salt. Set aside.

Beat together butter & sugars until creamy in lg mix bowl.

Beat in egg & vanilla. Then stir in flour, chips, & nuts.

Bake 375 oven. I use parchment paper on cookie sheets. Bake 12 min or until golden. I used a large scoop.

* My family are not "nuts in your cookies" type people but oh, man, I think these cookies would have been BETTER w/ pecans in them!

Also, I decided to freeze the cookie balls so we could have fresh cookies anytime.


  1. Look at you!
    Your moving into macro!
    Beautiful cookies and I love the addition of whole wheat.
    I want to make these too.
    I'm with you!
    Let's add nuts.

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