Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cookie Time!

My spunky Texan girl exclaimed the other day that we needed COOKIES! :) How could I argue with that? Especially since I'd just been facing the "forgetting guilt" recently. So, I told her after naps we would bake. Recently we tried out a new recipe for David's parents anniversary and I thought a re-do of that would be perfect.

So, after naps, we got started with our sweet project. Naomi was filled with excitement about getting her hands on all the ingredients. She could hardly believe it when I told her she could crack the eggs. One little problem. I forgot this was a first for her. :) Let's just say she conquered that egg! She looked into the little dish and proclaimed, "Well, I think that DID it!". ;) After we fished out all the shell pieces we were good to go!

I laugh every time I see this bottle of vanilla. Awhile back I realized that Naomi thought this was "whiskey" from Grandma in TX. Seriously??? Where does she get such ideas? Must be from watching old Andy Griffith shoes with Daddy and the brothers. :) {for clarification Gma in TX brings us vanilla, not whiskey!}
And yes, this is Naomi pretending to 'chug' it down. ;) She is definitely our spunky one. She used to make my dad do a belly laugh when he'd come to visit. I miss hearing that.

Looking for a great chewy cookie with tons of texture and powerful yum? Give this one a try!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

2& 2/3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. vegetable shortening
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 (generous)c. flaked coconut
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. Sift dry ingredients together. Beat butter, shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla together until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in coconut and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until set. (Til set is the key to the chewy part! If you bake too long they are still good, but not the perfect chewy texture.)

Do you have a fave cookie recipe? Be sure to tell us about it in the comment section!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Those sound really good!!One of our fave recipes is Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies:
    1/2 cup shortening and butter
    1 c.creamy peanut butter
    1 c. sugar
    1 c. packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    3 eggs
    3 c. flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt

    Filling:1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
    3 c. confectioner's sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    5-6 Tbsp. milk

    Cream butter and shortening,peanut butter,& sugars.Add vanilla.Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.Combine flour,baking soda,& salt;add to creamed mixture. Shape into 1 in. balls. Flatten with fork (not too flat:). Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 min.Cool.
    Filling:Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on cookie then top with another.