Sunday, October 1, 2006

Homemade Cookie Day, October 1st

Homemade Cookie Day

What would life be without cookies. Cookies are an important part of life, an essential part of our histories. And no-one can argue with the fact that homemade cookies are the best.

I think that Sunday afternoons are perfect for making cookies, so it's a good thing that it's Homemade Cookie Day. I think that when most people think of homemade cookies, they think of chocolate chip cookies. And of course, the most popular chocolate chip cookie recipe is off of the the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip bag. Have you ever wondered why different people cooking the same recipe, quite often that recipe, have have different results? Read this article to see why.

If you want to get creative on Homemade Cookie Day, you can make a homemade version of one of your favorite store bought cookie. For example, you could try your had a making Organic Thin Mints, or Homemade Oreos, or Frosted Circus Animals. It may sound like a lot of work when you can just run down to the store and get the same thing, but it's good to do something special on Homemade Cookie Day!

I not in a very special mood so I think that I am going to stick to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for today. My secret is that I always dump in lots of extra vanilla. Real vanilla.

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 1/2-2/3 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Butter (not margarine)
1 Cup Butter Flavored Crisco
1 1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 tsp Water
4 Eggs
2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup other mix-in: peanut butter chips, walnuts, toffee bits, etc.

Cream butter, crisco & sugars together. Add eggs, water & vanilla. Sift-in flour, salt, baking soda. Mix together. Mix in, chocolate chips and mix-in. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-9 minutes.


ekb said...

I think I have to take offense that you didn't link here. *weep*

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Opps! I fixed it. No need to weep!

ekb said...

I no longer weep. :)

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Whew! Now I don't have to cry myself to sleep because I didn't mean to make you weep. ;)

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