Sunday, December 20, 2009

no cookie party...

photos: iPhone/angelo:HOME

...but there will be cookies.

Due to my travel & work schedule this year, the annual cookie party did not happen. Much sadness throughout my home and in the hearts of family and friends, but 2010 will offer plenty of reasons to throw a party that involves cookies.

Still, cookies did happen today--in the form of chocolate chip. My favorite. Something to enjoy before spending time at another airport terminal...

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened unsalted butter
2 teaspoon vanilla extract (great vanilla makes a ginormous difference)
2 large eggs
16 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (splurge of the good stuff)

Preheat oven to 375.

Combine the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

The brown sugar, granulated sugar and softened butter can be beat in an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and then mix in your vanilla.

Incorporate your flour mixture.

Fold in your chocolate chips using a spatula.

Bake on parchment paper covered baking sheets for appox 10-12 minutes. Use an ice cream scooper to get the "perfect" amount and space about an inch apart on baking sheet. You can refrigerate mixture for up to 4-6 hours before baking, if you can wait.

Cool for appox 5 minutes before transferring to serving plate. On some of them, I sprinkled some course ground sea salt on top while still hot. The sweet and slightly salty taste is something worth trying. Tasty.




Jennifer Moore said...

I didn't get to do my annual cookie swap this year either...there was never an open date on the calendar for it! :( Your cookies look delicious. By the way, I have those same exact silver measuring cups! LOL

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to have your cookie party! At least you can still enjoy some tasty treats. Have a Merry Christmas!

Creative Coquette said...

I love chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and always make them on the ginormous size. I've never put sea salt on them before but that sounds soooooo yummy that I will be baking some this week!

Happy Holidays!!

Trina said...

OOOOOOH! I want cookies now. These look so good. Love your photos.

mrsben said...

Angelo, the recipe sounds delicious and who doesn't like Chocolate Chip cookies! Recall the days when my kids loved the novelty of a (home made) Pizza sized cookie to share with their neighbourhood friends. (Confession: It was quicker that way then to make a batch of them.) SMILES -Brenda-

Anonymous said...

Will your 2010 party be to celebrate your new Manhattan address? :)) Hoping that happens for you ... soon!

In the meantime, Happiest of Holidays!


Samantha said...

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. My favorite too. These sound and look delicious.

Marti said...

LOVE cookies. These look delicious. Thanks for the pics and recipe. Have a wonderful Christmas.


yummm... I'll have to try... and also want to try having your Cookie Party... But maybe for new years or Valentines...
:D Lynda

TL said...

I would like to marry you! Great design, beautiful furniture, great looking, you cook and NOW you are making choc. chip cookies?! You are killing me here!!!


Merry Christmas.

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Angelo I just stopped by to say Merry Christmas! See you in the New Year. Be safe and comfortable in your travels.
Kelly :)

Deb said...

Merry Christmas and may the New Year be better than you ever expected!

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

more butter = more better.

Merry Christmas!

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