Category Archives: Cookies

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookiesIt is funny what constitutes a tragedy in the life of a blogger, Okay tragedy is way to strong a word, but a let down definitely. You see my camera battery died again and we still haven’t found the recharger, I think it must be lost somewhere in that great big world of ours never to return. This means we need to head to the store and buy ourselves a new recharger. Until then, I am back to using my camera phone, I figured blurry photos and better than no photos at all. So I made these cookies and then brought them to Bridge class last night, where we all managed to polish off almost the whole recipe so apparently they were good!!

Recipe from Allrecipes

  •                     3 1/4 cups flour
  •                     1 teaspoon baking soda
  •                     3/4 teaspoon salt
  •                     1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  •                     1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  •                     1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  •                     2 eggs
  •                     4 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  •                     1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  •                     1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1. Cream together the butter and both sugars, then blend in eggs and vanilla.

2. Add baking soda, salt and 2 1/4 cups of the flour. Beat until combined. Beat in remaining flour.

3. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, stir until combined.

4. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 for 9 minutes a batch. Cool.

5. Eat and enjoy!



Almond-Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip CookiesDeciding the treat for the week is one of my favorite parts of making the menu plan. I always anticipate eating that deliciousness. I usually plan on baking two items, one dessert and one muffin/quick bread for us to snack on through the week. I originally only chose this cookie recipe because I had half a bag of skor bits in my pantry that were getting rather old. I am so glad I did though, because these were some of the best cookies I have ever made!

Recipe from The All-New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1. Beat together the butter and both sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

2. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. When combined beat in the chocolate chips, toffee bits and almonds.

3. Scoop onto cookie sheets ( about a tablespoon of dough for each cookie). Bake at 350 degrees for 8-14 minutes. (8 minutes was good in my oven).

4. Eat and enjoy!


Cherry M+M Cookies

CookiesIs there anything in the world better than homemade cookies? Muffins are right up there as well for me, cake is pretty close, but I really love cookies. The ultimate comfort food, in my opinion. One of the best things about cookies is they are so versatile, so no need to ever get bored while making cookies! When I saw this recipe over at Beantown Baker I knew I had to make it, for two reasons. First, I love M+M’s in cookies, second I still had a giant bag of Cherry M+M’s in my chocolate hiding spot from my last trip to the states. They were love at first bite!

  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 9.90 ounce bag Cherry M&Ms

1. Beat the butter until creamy, add both sugars and beat. Beat in eggs and Vanilla.

2. Beat in the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and one cup of the flour. Beat in remaining flour. Beat in oatmeal and chocolate chips.

3. Slightly round a scoop of dough and place on cookie sheet, gently flatten. Top with 3-4 Cherry M+M’s.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

5. Eat and enjoy!