Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A recipe as promised!

Ashley's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together by hand
3/4 cup Butter, 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, 3/4 cup Sugar and 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract. Add 2 Eggs.

In a seperate bowl, mix together
2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Salt and 1 teaspoon Baking Soda.
Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Fold in TONS of
Chocolate Chips. (I think that means at least 1 1/2 to 2 cups!) Bake for 10 or 12 minutes.

So, I've been baking since I was a teenager... which means well over 35 years ago! I've made pies, breads, cookies, cakes; all kinds of sweet treats. I used to be able to make great cookies... my friend would always head to the cookie jar when she'd bring her girls over. However... something has happened. My cookies turn out kind of flat and brown. They taste fine, but they're different. (Or maybe I'm getting too old!)

So Ashley and Travis send cookies home to us, and they are heavenly! And I admit defeat! She whips my butt(er) as far as making Chocolate Chip Cookies. And I hear my son makes a pretty mean Chocolate Chip Pancake, too!

So, I tried her recipe, and I still didn't do something right. And I tried again, mixing by hand, as she does, and adjusting my oven temperature... which was running 75 degrees too hot, according to the oven thermometer I used. Still no! I will try once more and use Light Brown Sugar, as she does, instead of the Dark Brown Molasses Sugar I always buy. I really don't think it will matter though. So I guess she'll just have to keep sending up those scrumptious cookies every now and then!


  1. Home baked cookies make the house smell divine:)

  2. Ahhh yes... almost as much so as homemade bread! How've you been, Janet? I'm s l o w l y making my way back to visit all my favorite blogs! I'll visit you soon! xox ~Laura