Sunday, October 4, 2009

Multiples and More Question of the Week

So this weeks question came about when I was reading this months issue of American Baby (I know, I have time for this?!) and saw that October is National Cookie Month. What, what?! How could I have not know this?! When did this start?! I couldn't get to my phone fast enough to text Lani about this recent discovery. She was equally excited. I mean really, who doesn't love a good cookie? So in the spirit of National Cookie Month this weeks question is:

What is your favorite cookie recipe?

My favorite recipe to make, simply because it is the easiest, is triple chocolate chip cookies. It's basically the Nestle Toll House (which I say with a horrible French accent ever since that one episode of Friends) recipe with a few alterations. Here's what you need:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt (I use Kosher salt)

1 cup (2 sticks, 1/2 pound) butter, softened (unsalted butter, sometimes I use sweet cream butter)

3/4 cup Splenda (you can use regular sugar)

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (sometimes I use pure vanilla, makes them super yummy)

2 eggs

1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Morsels

1/2 cup White Chocolate Morsels

And here's how you make them:

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Hand beater to husband so he can try the dough and, as my Mom says, get worms.

Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. I usually switch them on the racks halfway between (that is if one if on the bottom rack and one is on the top) Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

I hope you enjoy my variation on a classic! Play along at Multiples and More and let me know what your favorite recipe is!


Helen said...

Oooh! I love the triple chocolate take!

And the friends reference cracked me up - I always think of that episode when I see Nestle Tollhouse.

Steph said...

Nezlaaay (pause) Tollooouuuuz-uh!

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