Betty Crocker has nothing on me! Ha! Well that may be an overstatement but I am giving her a run for the money. Lately I have tried not to be afraid of trying new things. That may sound funny but I have been scared of learning to cook and bake for most of my life. Maybe it's the fear of failing? Who knows.. but I have to learn sometime! And for Hadley's sake I suppose it's better to try out my cooking on Chris rather than on her! LOL
Sunday I decided to try chocolate chip cookies with an added twist. I used the Hershey's recipe.
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- Heat oven to 375°F.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated
sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy.
Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir
in chocolate chips and coconut flakes. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto
ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10
minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie
sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies.
PAN RECIPE: Spread batter in greased 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake at 375°F. 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely; cut into bars. About 4 dozen bars.
|After- Baked to perfection!|
So half of the recipe made around 40 cookies. After Charlie, Chris, and I taste tested them *all afternoon* we had 8 left this morning! Needless to say I enjoyed them and so did Miss Hadley!
|Yummy in my tummy!|