Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A Delightful Cookie
I made "kitchen sink" cookies last night. I used a basic cookie recipe that I know by heart and just threw in "good stuff." Cream 2 sticks of butter (room temp) with 1 cup brown sugar (packed) and 1 cup white sugar. Once fluffy, add in 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 2 large eggs (room temp). Mix until blended. Then add 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt and 2 cups flour (all purpose). (I have a KitchenAid stand mixer, so I add the salt and soda in and then begin to add the flour-if desired you can mix these ingredients in a small bowl before adding). Then add 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 6 oz chocolate chips and 6 oz white choc chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto tray and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. These went like hotcakes last night. I have started baking only one tray at a time(about 9 large cookies) and refrigerating the rest of the dough. It keeps the boys from eating too many cookies in one sitting and allows me to make fresh "hot out of the oven" cookies everyday. The dough stays fresh in a storage container and will usually last for 4 days of cookie baking. You could also roll the dough into logs and wrap with wax paper and place in a freezer bag. Take it out of the freezer before you sit down to eat dinner and it will be thawed enough to slice and bake while you clean up the dinner dishes. They will obviously last longer in the freezer. Enjoy the sweet things in life!