Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie #14 and hello/goodbye Cookbook Wednesday

Today is Cookbook Wednesday.  The last one (for a while anyway) hosted by my friend Louise at  Months of Edible Celebrations.
I am always late to the party.
No, no that's not right --  I went to the party, I just left and came back later... as it was ending.
Never mind!
I LOVE Louise's blog!  Her trivia and attention to detail.
I just wanted to let you know that.

With that in mind -- that it is Cookbook Wednesday -- I am going to post my Chocolate Chip Cookie#14 recipe.
(remember I am making my way thru this cookbook, as well as other good Chocolate chip cookie recipes I find)

Big Batch Chip Cookies

I have to tell you the truth...
...this was a really good cookie.
The past couple of recipes from this book have included almond extract and I'm just saying --  I really like it.

I did not use the option of nuts and coconut this time.
I was caving to the wishes of the Handyman.  He doesn't like nuts in his cookies.
But I love him, so I made them  'his way'.
I'll do that once in a while.

Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
from "the Search for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie"

4 cups flour
1  1/2 tsp baking soda
1  1/4 tsp salt
1  1/2 cups butter - softened
1  1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract (optional)  (but I would leave it in)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup coconut (optional)

Sift together flour, soda, and salt; set aside.
Cream butter, sugars, eggs and extracts. Stir in sifted ingredients. Gently stir in ch. chips, nuts and coconut.
Drop by rounded tabelspoons onto greased baking sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.  Do not overbake; cokies will continue baking after being removed from the oven.  Allow to set a few minutes on trays before moving to racks to cool.

Have a great day!
Nothing better than a warm cookie and a good book.


Marjie said...

An entire book of chocolate chip cookie recipes? My kids would adore this. That recipe actually sounds wonderful, especially with the almond extract. (And I have some weirdos who don't like nuts in their cookies, too, but I sometimes ignore them.) Happy Cookbook Wednesday!

~~louise~~ said...

Wowza, Debbie!!! How many yummy chocolate chip cookies does that recipe make???

I love the notion of the almond extract. Definitely a worthy try. Marion shies away from nuts most times. I usually stir nuts in the batter after baking half. It's easy enough to do and makes us both happy:)

Your kind words are so sweet Debbie. Thank you...I'm glad you made it to Cookbook Wednesday. I know how busy you are and the way I figure it, just don't call you late for supper!!!!

I will definitely be pinning these Chcolate Chip Cookies, of course I wish I was nibbling on one about now:) Thank you so much for sharing, Debbie...

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