Posted at 7:17 pm
Something else to get addicted to, as if I didn’t have enough already. Thank you Patti for sharing with us and for introducing me to something else that I will now have to keep locked up, after making it. This will be so great to have on hand for all the company that will be coming during the Fall. (as if there will be any left when they get here)
Taken from Pinterest (Fivehearthome.com) after finding out that this is a recipe I can’t live without and Patti told me where to find it.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teas baking powder
1/4 teas baking soda
1/4 teas salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teas pure vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a large jellyroll or cookie sheet with butter.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until incorporated. Slowly stir in flour mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips, pecans and coconut. The dough will be crumbly.
Press dough onto prepared pan in an even layer, forming a rough rectangle approximately 10″ wide and 15″ long. Bake for 19 minutes or until the cookie is golden brown and seems crisp. Set pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely before breaking slab into irregular pieces. Stop in an airtight container. Would show you a picture of it but I already ate all of what she brought over. You can see Pictures on Pinterest.
Posted at 8:29 am
Yesterday I had a meeting to attend and it is one I go to once a month. For some reason I have decided this past year that I cannot go unless I have dessert in my hand to pass around. After asking the friend who leads the meeting what she would like to have me bring for our enjoyment, she told me she wanted brookies. Well, I had never made brookies. It is a brownie and chocolate chip cookie combined. I admit I was in my lazy mood, so I ran to the store, thinking I had seen box mixes of these delicious looking morsels and there on the shelp were two different brands of brookies. One was Betty Crocker and the other was Nestle. I got one of each wanting to do a comparison bake.
After baking both boxes, both Randy and I decided that the Nestle was definitely the winner. The chocolate chip cookie part of the brookie tasted exactly like a homemade chocolate chip cookie. Of course both boxes used a stick of butter, which will always make baked goods taste more like homemade, but the Nestle brand truly was the better brand. I ended up making them in cupcake pans instead of a 8×8 and then topped each one with a dollop of chocolate frosting. The recipe for the frosting is already on the blog. They were devoured and I brought 4 home which I have hidden away. I did make myself share one of them with Randy since he was so sweet to drive me to the store to buy them in the first place. Since today is cold and wind chill is in the 20’s, I am so glad I still have 2 left as a treat to have with hot tea today.
Posted at 12:14 pm
A few days ago I read on a blog called, Two Chums about substituting some of the butter in chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese for a moist chewy cookie. I had to try it so today I made my regular chocolate chip cookie (if you make the one on the package of chocolate chips, the only difference is that I use half unsalted butter and half Crisco which gives you a much more fluffy cookie) using 1 stick unsalted butter, 4 tables Crisco and 4 Tables softened cream cheese. I always only use 1 large egg instead of 2. The cookies are so soft and chewy.
Plus a little cream cheese flavor, which always is a plus! Try it and see what you think. Will look forward to hearing your thoughts.