February 5, 2010

judy and i made 300 of these today for a fundraiser. then i brought home a li'l sample and scarfed it. question: is there truly a dessert that ranks higher than a chocolate chip cookie? some days (today) i would argue no. ruth wakefield, we owe you. (we saw a tv special on this brilliant lady once. who knew that a chopped up candy bar would take the world by storm.. it was fascinating.)


here's a better look at my latest thrift. as soon as i laid eyes on them, i knew these frilly but simple dessert plates would suit my table. i followed rachel's tip for sterilizing and they're all ready for service. woohoo. by the way.. this cookie recipe is incredible. probably my favorite. do try it sometime.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 
from smitten kitchen

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

preheat oven to 325. grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. sift together flour, soda, and salt. set aside. cream together melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well blended. beat in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. stir in chocolate chips.

drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets, leaving about 3 inches in between. bake for 10 to 12 for smaller cookies, allow more time for larger ones. edges should be lightly toasted. cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. 


Rachel said...

That's my favorite CCC recipe!

Love the white plates!

Anonymous said...

Love the cookies! (I know I will, anyway.) Love the plates! Enjoy!

marta said...

please please create a recipe collection someday. your favorites always seem to become my favorites.

p.s. with all this scarfing, how in the world do you keep your flat tummy and sweet frame?! love all the kiddie comments. so cute.
p.p.s. happy weekending.

swell.life said...

pretty plates! what a find. i want to be a collector of all the white dishes the world has to offer. these would be a great addition.

your cookies look amazing. am always nervous to break away from the recipe on the back of the toll house bag, for fear they will taste less than perfect. you've made me a believer.

Mom Judy said...

Your cookies look good enough to eat!

Mom Judy said...

I love the story of Ruth Wakefield. Stories like that are so inspiring and is so fun to hear the origins of the chocolate chip cookie. What can we invent?

Ruby Red Slippers said...

(I posted about you on my blog today and the potato soup recipe...)
Yummm. This sounds way too good!!

sheena said...

these look PERFECT!!



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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