Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yummy Treats

Chocolate kisses and ice cream wishes.
Lemon drops and soda pops.
Jelly beans and sugar-filled dreams.
Lollipops and candy shops.
Sugar is yummy in every way,
and adds to my sweetness every day!
~Sarah Hammer
 Gotta love the holidays - shopping, cooking and baking. This is the time of year where the New Year resolution you made at the beginning of the year is almost completely forgotten making way for a new one.
My oldest daughter says to me today "Mommy I think we better start making chocolate chip cookies for Santa and Rudolph," I say "Sweet Pea he's not coming today," she says but if we sing and make cookies he'll come." So how could I resist. Out came Mrs Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe, so yummy and sweet.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup C & H dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup cold salted butter, cut into cubes
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer blend the sugars at medium speed.
  4. Add the cold butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix at low to medium speed just until blended. Do not over mix.
  5. Add the flour mix and chocolate chips and blend at a low speed just until mixed. Do not over mix.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, two inches apart.
  7. Bake 20-22 minutes until golden. Transfer cookies immediately to a cool surface with a spatula. You can line sheets with parchment and transfer to a cold surface to do it faster.
Makes 30-36 cookies, depending on the size of your scoops.

Let me know if you have any yummy recipes to share.


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