Posts Tagged ‘cookie’

…were in order again, as we got a FANTASTIC new toy for Christmas–a Kitchen Aid stand mixer!  This has been an item on Schatzi’s and my wish list for quite some time, and his family was so kind to give us one this year.  Of course, new toys are nothing but a wonderful excuse to make a batch of cookies, so we made Food Network’s Chip Chubbies, which are fantastic.

For this chocolate chip cookie you need:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks

Beat the butter  and sugars until fluffy, then add in the egg yolks and vanilla.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and add it to the butter mixture.  Fold in the chocolate chunks.

Roll the dough into one-inch balls and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven, until golden brown.

I have to admit, while these are indeed delicious cookies, I was a bit more keen on the original chocolate chip cookie recipe we made a few weeks ago.  Nonetheless, these are excellent and are a wonderful combination of sweet and salty.  They do come highly recommended, particularly when dunked in a glass of milk!



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…is a wonderful thing, especially when it is baked into a cookie!  I threw this recipe together earlier this week as a surprise for Schatzi, and the result was quite tasty!

For my huge, chewy peanut butter cookies you need:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.

To start the dough, cream the butter with both sugars.

Add in the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla and beat until the batter is smooth.

Then, mix in the flour, soda, and salt.  When that mixture is smooth, add in the oats.

Shape the dough into balls and make a criss-cross pattern with a fork.  The dough is quite sticky, so these cookies don’t press out as nicely as a regular peanut butter cookie.  Trust me–once you taste it, you won’t mind that it’s a rather ugly cookie!

Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes, then let them cool for a bit in the pan set on top of a cooling rack.   This recipe makes 12 huge, delicious cookies.  don’t forget to store them with a piece of bread to keep them soft!

My father-in-law makes these amazing giant  cookies that he calls “Big S Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.”  Hmm…maybe I should call these “Big S Peanut Butter Cookies”…


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