I made these cookies about three weeks ago. This photo is nice and yummy.
Oh, whoops, wrong photo. Still, pretty darn cute. Back to the cookies.
I love chocolate chip cookies, maybe even most of all treats I could eat. For the two cups of flour, I measured 9 ounces. I creamed the butter, then added the 2/3 cup brown sugar and creamed that. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t more sugar to the one cup of butter. I looked at the recipe at least three times. Didn’t see the 1 cup granulated sugar every time. Well, then I did finally see it in time to add to the creamed butter, but sure freaked me out for a minute thinking there wasn’t more sugar in the cookies.
I made one batch of the cookies and thought these were really flat, spread-out and a bit greasy. (Not my favorite kind of ccc.)
Added a little extra baking powder to the rest of the dough and chilled it until the next morning.
Still flatter than I wanted. But even though these are not my kind of chocolate chips cookies, they were pretty good and they certainly all got eaten (not all by me!) I liked the taste and texture the finely chopped pecans gave them. One thing, besides that they were a little too flat and a bit greasy that bothered me about them is their shape. You know, I used a cookie scoop, so all the balls of dough were nice and round, but the cookies kept coming out like this--
I call them amoeba cookies. I thought this was a great pick because I’m really surprised I hadn’t made Dorie’s CCC’s yet as I’m out to try as many chocolate chip cookies as I can! Thanks to Kait from Kait's Plate for this week’s pick. You can find the recipe on her blog.
I’ve still been up to my eyeballs in getting our house ready to put on the market. My mom and I have worked so hard the last two weeks with dejunking (holy cow, what a project!!!) and cleaning. We are having the entire house recarpeted and almost all of it repainted. Our home does not look like our home. Sigh! But we know it’s all good. We’ll be moving to Utah sometime—not exactly sure when---May, June, July??? We’re planning to get the kids through the scho0l year, but with the house going on the market next week, if we get a good offer on it, we’ll do whatever it takes, which may possibly include renting an apartment for a few months. Who knows. I can hardly see past it all being clean up and ready. Now I know it sounds like we must have had the messiest house ever. Nope. But what a job this has been. I’ve told Kevin I NEVER want to move again. I’m also trying very hard not to think about the fact that we are leaving this home and this place (Kansas!) and we will miss our friends here terribly. Sigh.
I have NO idea how we would have gotten so much done with the house if my mom had not been here. I’m not sure what I’ll do when she goes back home on Wednesday. She’s ready to go back to her quiet (boring ;) life with just my dad, but we have sure loved having her here and her help with the house and organizing and dejunking and being with the kids last weekend while Kevin and I went to Utah and having someone to cook with and talk to has been awesome. Thank you, Mommy!
You can also blame her (jk!) for my being gone from the blogging world so much. She hasn’t let me bake like I normally would. She’s such a slave driver! Just kidding. We would be up a creek if she hadn’t been here to keep me going! But I am missing blogging and checking out all my favorite blogs! Please know that if I have missed your blogs lately and haven’t been able to stop by! I won’t even tell you how FULL my reader is right now. Sigh.
Parker and his crazy hair (and crazy self) during spirit week at school (or whatever it’s called) last week!
For Valentine’s Day, I made the boys, including Kevin, as well as my mom, cheesecake for dessert. Just a simple, easy one that I found at Joy of Baking. It’s really cheesecake squares, but I loved that that made them easy and they baked in 20 minutes. Can’t beat that. Instead of cutting them in to squares, since it was Valentine’s Day, I cut them in to hearts. Then I topped them with everyone’s favorite, cherry pie filling.
Then I hurried and snapped a quick, horrible picture in bad lighting. But the cheesecake hearts were delicious.
I really need to get a light box and learn a little food photography!
Check out the recipe at Joy of Baking. Surprise, I followed the recipe exactly… I think. ;)