Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Glimpse into Eco-Babyz #12: Favorite Cookie Recipe



So I'm not the most adventurous cookie baker, that's for sure. I've only tried about four different recipes with my husband as the cookie monster tester. He is somewhat picky when it comes to cookies, but he loved these (initially with chocolate chips, now converted to oatmeal) and I stuck with them for a while. Recently I've discovered a better oatmeal raisin cookies recipe which I will share with you later. Baby E helps me mix the cookie dough, but lately she's been having screaming fits when I don't let her eat the dough with raw eggs in it as she's helping! I've been avoiding her help and making these after she goes to sleep.


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Directions:

1. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, set aside.
2. Cream together melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well blended.
3. Preheat oven to 325 Fahrenheit.
4. Beat in vanilla, eggs, and egg yolks into butter/sugar mixture until light and creamy. Mix in sifted ingredients.
5. Stir in chocolate chips OR press 4 chips into each cookie as you place them on the cookie sheet.
6. Make cookies desired size 1 1/2" apart.
7. Optionally, place unbaked cookies in the fridge for 4-5 minutes. Bake at 325 for 18-20 minutes.

Tips:

1. The amount of sugar in the recipe is how we like it, the original recipe called for more sugar, we don't like things too sweet.
2. I make the same recipe with oatmeal instead of chocolate chips. Just mix in 1 cup of rolled oats instead of chocolate chips. They will not be chewy oatmeal cookies, that's another recipe to share later.
3. Making this in my Kitchen Aid mixer is of course twice as fast, but since my daughter loves mixing we've been doing it by hand.
4. This is double the original recipe I found and it makes 24 medium sized cookies.

What's your favorite cookie recipe? I would love to try new ones!


4 comments:

  1. I hate desserts that are too sweet too. These look yummy.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  2. these look doughy and delicious! i am into a more doughy cookie, rather than a sweeter one.

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  3. These look delicious! I love how thick they are!

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