Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cookies on Demand

"If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you." John 15:17

Today I told Christian to have something to eat after school before he started his homework. He said that he would like a chocolate cookie, and Papa second the motion. So I told Papa to put Emily in her highchair right over by the baking center and I got started on cookies. I turned on the oven and got out the butter, putting it in a dish in the microwave for about 20 seconds, as it was hard. Emily looked like she knew something was afoot, and that it was bound to be good, so she sat in her chair smiling.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bickies

2 sticks of butter, a bit soft
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
1/4 cup extra dark cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 big pinch of salt

two big handfuls of pecans, chopped
2 or 3 big handfuls of chocolate chips

Cream the butter and the sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
Combine the dry ingredients, and add to the creamed mixture.
Add the nuts and chips and mix well.

I use a scoop to form the cookies. The small one is exactly 1 tablespoon and the large one is 2 tablespoons. I like to make the small cookies, beause it makes people feel like they are getting more cookies, or if you want more it's still not too much.

375 degrees
9 minutes, for cookies that are 1 tablespoon
11 minutes for cookies that are 2 tablespoons
makes 8 dozen small cookies or 4 dozen larger cookies

1 comment:

JRWoodDuck said...

Those were absolutely delicious cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe...