6.01.2011

My favorite chocolate chip cookie... Ciao, for awhile

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I had plans... big plans.  Some plans included guest bloggers, other plans included all types of summer recipes that would magically appear over the next month while I'm gone.

However, reality is that it will be quiet around here.  It was a little more hectic than I thought trying to pull everything together to be gone,  but I will be leaving you with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe while I am gone for a month.

I will leave you with my top reasons to keep coming back while I'm gone and when I return:

1.  I could have kept you guessing all month long if a new recipe would appear.  Points for honesty?
2.  Somehow, I've had this little piece of the internet for over 2 years so maybe you can find something amusing in the archives.
3.  This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that I'm leaving you with... that should count for something, right?
4.  And most importantly, I will hopefully be doing quite a bit of cooking in Italy and I promise to share my recipes!

So I hope you have a great summer and let's chat about this cookie really quick before I take off.
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If you asked me if I like chocolate chip cookies I would say "a lot, and no not at all."  You see, there are so many kinds and I would probably never just pick one up from a grocery store, but if it's the kind I like I could eat a whole plate without blinking an eye.

What's my type you ask?  I like' em not too heavy on the chocolate (but don't skimp either), soft but a little bit of chewiness is good too.  And apparently I have found that I love oats in them as well.  They provide the perfect hearty texture and mixed in with the butter and brown sugar,  you've got yourself a perfect cookie.

So if that description fits you in the least, maybe this could be your new favorite cookie too.

From my little kitchen to yours... Enjoy.

p.s.  I am aware that you are not suppose to publicly post on the internet the fact that you will be away from your home for a month.  However, this is what I have to say to that...
a.  We have someone staying at our house all month so if there was a way you could possibly track down my address, the house will not be empty.
b.  Have you noticed the name of this blog?  This little kitchen is in a little old house so I think if you did take the time to track down where I live to rob us, you would be sorely disappointed.

Ciao.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large or extra large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups instant oatmeal
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
parchment paper
Step by Step
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In the bowl of an electric mixer (or regular bowl if you are using a hand mixer), cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs and beat to mix.

In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt together.  Add dry ingredients to wet.  Add oatmeal, vanilla and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, allowing 2 inches between cookies.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Loosen from cookie sheet immediately and transfer to a cooling rack.

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2 comments:

  1. happy travels! Laughing out loud at your deterring of "little house" robbers.

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  2. This really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Handler Certification.

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