Friday, September 24, 2010

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

I used to make these cookies when I had my catering company in Regina. After the kids all got married and left home I stopped making them for the obvious reason I as very overweight and making these many cookies was not very conducive to a healthy lifestyle. But today I am making them to sell at the yard sale. Then I thought maybe some of my readers who perhaps have a large family or need them for an event might like the recipe. These literally melt in your mouth.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

(sorry about imperial measures but that was the way it had been written)

2 1/c cups butter or shortening (butter makes them richer tasting)
1 1/2 pints of white sugar
8 eggs
2 quarts flour
5 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoon baking powder
equal amounts of chocolate chips and coarsely chopped nuts of your liking. This totally depends if you love more chocolate chips, more nuts then chips..your choice. what I use with my measurements is
1 pound 4 ounces each chocolate chips AND macadamia nuts

Drop by heaping tablespoon or teaspoon depending on how big you want them. You obviously will get more cookies if you drop by heaping teaspoon. They do not spread out a lot. In the picture below I did tablespoon. I also use parchment paper on my cookie sheets but you don't need to. You can just use a light spray of Pam or if yours are non stick then nothing needs to go on them

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven. You will see that they start going brown around the bottom edges first. If you wait till the whole cookie is brown the bottom will be burnt. Let the sheet cool on a rack for a few minutes before you take them off and they continue baking on the inside.

As you can tell by the one picture I used about a heaping tablespoon and this recipe for that size cookie made 9 dozen exactly minus the one that accidentally broke when I took them off the pan :)

Before

Middle


end result :)

4 comments:

Carmen said...

They look good!! How was the garage sale??

Just ME the MOM said...

Hello there - I wandered in off the streets just in time for these yummy cookies - soooo glad I dropped by :)

Kristin

Sally said...

They were really good and were a hit to the customers! The sale went well..not as good as last years but it wasn't till several hours into the sale someone told us that we had the wrong address on the posters..sigh..that is what I get for doing things in the middle of the night.. But every penny raised went to a really great caused..we made about 500.00

Sally said...

Hi Kristin and welcome!