Friday, October 16, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie #16

Although this is the 16th cookie in the Chocolate Chip search it is only #15 in this cookbook:
 

and altho I have found my perfect chocolate chip cookie, I am still going to count my way thru this cook book.
Because it's fun.  (kind of)
And I said I would (but I'm very slow)
And apparently, I am obsessed with countdowns!
 



We've established the fact that I am not a food photographer or stylist.
I mean how many ways can one photograph a bunch of cookies?
After a while--they all look the same.
 
This time I decided to stick an old cookie jar in the picture.
This one was my grandma's.
I don't use it to put actual cookies in. For that I just use a big glass jar.
But this old lady/cookie jar is lovely to look at.
Do you have a cookie jar?

 
I have a lot to say about chocolate chip cookies this time.  In general.
But first, let me tell you what the Handyman said of this cookie  (he actually likes to help me with this project and is never afraid to give his honest opinion)
He said,  "Meh...you've made better."
 
There you have it!
Dad's Favorite Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies are not a big hit.
 
I wrote: (yes I write in this cookbook)  "Okay, but not on the top of our list"
 
So, again--There you have it!
These were not our favorites, BUT, this did not stop us from eating them.  Of course.
 


Dad's Favorite Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
6 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
3 eggs
2 tbls vanilla extract
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cups milk chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans (or 1 cup pecans - 1 cup walnuts)
 
Sift together flour, soda and salt, and set aside.
Combine the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla and cream very well.
Add the sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Shape into balls.
Bake at 350F for 7-9 minutes.
Do not overbake; sides should be slightly browned, but centers will look gooey.
 




Yesterday my good friend, Mitzi, sent me a link to an article from NPR
here it is
It's the SCIENCE behind making your favorite chocolate chip cookie.
It's all chemistry my friends.
I read it and found it very interesting.
It had a couple of links to some great cookie making advice.
 
 
It's a good day to make some chocolate chip cookies!
Let me know what you come up with.
 







1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

I've never "met" a chocolate chip cookies I didn't like, Debbie. Of course, I do have my very best favorites!

Your grandma's cookie jar is absolutely adorable. I happen to like your photography and styling:) I contemplated collecting cookie jars many years ago. Fact is, they need to be displayed to truly be appreciated and dusting is not one of my fortes, lol...

Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie...

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