Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chocolate chip cookies

The girls are going on an over night trip tomorrow and needed a treat to take and share with their roomates. Snacks I can do, no problem. Problem comes when they ask me for potato chips or chocolate bars, these are not snacks for school so I offered the peanut butter and jelly muffins but then realized that peanut butter anything might cause a complete shutdown of the highschool..and that would be very embarrassing. So what about good ole chocolate chip cookies? josee was in agreement with this but only if I made them real. Real? as if I fake bake all the time? no real means not healthy. Ok so I understand that the kid who brings the best snack gets points towards cooldom but store bought junkfood as a rule I don't do. I bet they will like my cookies much more than a store bought bag .......we'll see.
The cookies turned out super good, Alex and jo had one for dessert and couldn't tell that I had added 1/2 whole wheat flour and some splenda. It wasn't much but I feel better for at least trying.

Toll House Cookies

I used this original recipe and then changed it up a bit

2 1/4 cups flour   (1 1/4 cups whole wheat, 1 cup white)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar (splenda)
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs (1 egg white, 1 egg)
1 - 12 ounce package (or 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips (dark chocolate)

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside for a minute.

In a large bowl, combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat until the mixture is creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually add in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop the cookie mixture by the tablespoonful on an ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.

This recipe makes about 3 dozen 2 1/4" cookies.  (I made them really big)

1 comment:

  1. I had some of those cookies and they were very good. I was disappointed that my dear wife gave them all away and in the end I only had three. And I think the picture is of the only three I had. I miss them!