The other night Stephen and I wanted to make cookies, but we both wanted different things. So we decided to split the batter (we used the Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe found on the back of the semi-sweet chocolate chip bag) and add our own mix-ins. I can't believe we haven't done this before... it seems like a no-brainer. He ended up with his favorite and I ended up with mine...
Will's birthday bash
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The past couple of days have been busy as we've been planning/prepping for a birthday party. Katie and Bill's little boy Will turned one earlier this week and I was in charge of the decorations/baked goods. Since cupcakes always seem to be a favorite, I made lemon, funfetti, chocolate mint and plain ole chocolate. For party favors I decided to go with sailboat sugar cookies and for Will's "smashcake" we opted for a giant cupcake instead of a standard round cake (which was easy and really cute with the sail topper). Stephen's mom made an adorable doggy quilt for Will and gave Emme a camera. She was absolutely in love with it and wouldn't let anyone touch it. Kids these days...
Triple chocolate cookies
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Triple Chocolate Cookies
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter (room temperature)
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl.
3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
4. Stir in chocolate morsels and then using a cookie scoop, place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Bake for 9-11 minutes until cookies are golden brown. Allow to cool on sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to wire cooling rack.
Rolls well worth the work
Monday, August 15, 2011
I've been searching for quite some time now for a good roll recipe, one that doesn't require a bread machine. When I ran into the "unedited" version of this recipe I thought it could be easily altered. So I made a few changes and they came out perfectly. I will say that making these rolls is quite time consuming, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time and follow the directions... and hopefully you'll have yourself a tray full of these fluffy golden rolls!
Parker House Rolls