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Friday, October 1, 2010

Cookies ala Rehab

"So, like you guys really just don't eat eggs, do you?" my daughter asked on Wednesday night.
Hey, Sam and I are in our 40's. I'm almost not. We watch our diets, and eggs just aren't a frequently consumed item. 
Still, um, why do you ask?

"Do you have enough eggs to make cookies?" I asked walking into the kitchen, where I could see my husband shaking with silent laughter, hand over his mouth.

Yeah, we had plenty of eggs.

The little weirdo had drawn on them days before as a prank.

But anyway, here's our recipe for chocolate chip cookies. The nurses that are taking care of Mom LOVE them.

2 1/4 cups of half all purpose/ half whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of softened butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups of firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs, strange faces drawn on them optional. But it does add a note of macabre glee when you break them.
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
12 ounces of chocolate chip morsels
1 cup of chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set this aside.
Now, callously snuff your eggs and discard the shells without a second thought. Beat them with the softened butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chips and nuts.
Savannah likes to make uniform little balls and set them on a lined greased cookie sheet, because then her cookies are all the same size. OCD? why yes, thank you!
(I think it should be CDO so that the letters are in the right order. But I digress...)
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes and allow them to cool on the sheet for an additional ten minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely, swatting your brothers and father who are all standing there milk in hand with your spatula. 
Do you see how perfectly round those puppies are?
Package a ton for Mom to take to Grandma in the hospital as nursing staff bribes.
Take some to your technical high school to impress your friends in the culinary program.
Leave the majority at home. Please?


Sherri B. said...

Those look great and healthy too because of the whole wheat, right? And they are small so you can eat more, you are so smart to work it out that way.

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

aww, I love the Pokemon ones. you have some artistic babies!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Me want cookies!!
I love all the faces on your eggs. Highly amusing!

Heather said...

What a fun egg surprise... I love stuff like that.

The cookies look great, perfectly great.