Monday, February 27, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie

I wanted to make something simple this week...

And, for our wedding my dear friend, Claire, got us The Better Homes and Garden Cookbook: Bridal Edition.

I had not used it, but thought for sure there were probably some good recipes in it.

And, after taking a good look at the book, I realized it had way more than just recipes in it..

Suggestions on how to be a good hostess, how to set your table, how to make recipes for two, it's awesome, and a great gift in my opinion for a bride-to-be!

So, I made some chocolate chip cookies, and had Dave pick up a Godiva Milk Chocolate Bar, that I cut up into huge chunks instead of using chocolate chips...

With no further ado...

The dough is amazing. The cookies are delicious. 

Here's the recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Garden

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Bake: 8 minutes ber patch (Or, I used the ice cream scoop and made 12 big cookies in one batch).
Oven: 375 Degrees F
3/4 cup butter, softened (Quick Tip: Don't have patience to let your butter soften? Put in microwave for 5 seconds on each of its sides, and when you have done each side it will be softened)!
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces

1. Preheat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces and, if desired, walnuts.

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons two inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minute sor until edges are light brown. Transfer to a wire wrack and let cool.

3. Serve to your husband and expect to be adored :)

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