Monday, January 28, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

We needed a dessert for Sunday's dinner and I have a huge bag of chocolate chips in the pantry leftover from Christmas, so SP suggested chocolate chip cookies.

As a disclaimer - regular readers know I'm not a baker. I make cakes using boxed cake mixes and canned frosting. I don't make my own pizza dough. The one thing I feel confident baking is banana bread. I can't even tell you the last time I made cookies (aside from the jam thumbprints at Christmas). I say all this because of this picture:

Not the prettiest cookies in the world, are they? I really had no idea how much they would spread during baking. SP asked me to make them on the larger side, so I did. When I opened the oven to flip the trays all the dough had basically pooled together into one giant cookie. All I could do was laugh.

The good thing is, despite their freakish appearance, they tasted great. Really cakey, with a lot of chips dispersed throughout the dough. Now I just need to work on my technique.
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  1. you really don't do the baking thing often. huh. it just occurred to me that that's probably another reason I enjoy reading you so much. I don't bake, and don't really want to, as I never crave sweets. so not only do you tend to post stuff I know I can make for steve, but I also know that I don't have to scroll through a bunch of sweets posts to get to a dinner one. ;P I know a lot of people love that stuff, but I enjoy more main dish kind of stuff. :)

    ...and I'm sure these tasted wonderful. ;)

  2. They look great! They remind me of my mother's cookies - they always spread a lot, but hey that means you get to eat more per cookie. ;)

  3. Melissa - I'm glad you're like me. :) I rarely crave sweets (I only really like cake or cupcakes), hence why I'm not a baker.

    Katie - I'm glad someone thinks they look good!

  4. I'm sure they taste great! I find that cookies using Alexis Stuart's (Martha's daughter) brown sugar chocolate chip cookie recipe is always a crowd pleaser and they're the easiest cookies to bake :-)


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