Sunday, August 31, 2008

We Interrupt this Diet....

For Our Cookie of the Week!
Outrageous Double Chocolate-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I started making cookies every Sunday afternoon with the boys because A) they were bored and like to help me in the kitchen and B) I like yelling at my children on Sunday afternoons.
OH I MEAN....B!!!) I enjoy practicing patience with my children. It's something we've done for a long time and I enjoy doing it with the kids 99.9% of the time.

1 pkg semisweet chocolate chips (I used the chunk kind)
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg (6 oz) white baking bars cut into 1/4-1/2 " chunks
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

Heat oven to 350. Heat 1/2 of chocolate chips in saucepan over low, stirring constantly until melted. Cool to room temp. Don't let become firm though.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla on medium speed till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and melted chocolate, till light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in remaining chocolate chips, nuts and white chocolate.

Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets (about 1/4 cup scoops) 2 inches apart. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Centers will appear soft and moist. Cool 1-2 minutes. Eat.

Dan and the boys gave them a thumbs up. I say an 8 out of 10. They look yummy, but need more pecans this time (I only had a handful left.) I would make the smaller also.

We broke out and went crazy. I want to expand my repertoire. And what better chance to use one of my garage sale finds from Saturday? I got a Betty Crocker Cookie Book for $1!!! She wanted $5!! No way. I had to talk her down, who pays that much for a book at a garage sale? People here in Utah seriously expect full price for their cast offs.

The star (.50 cents!) is going to turn either red or gold for my front door this Christmas and the finial ($3.00) is just a fun little find to put on my desk. A little pricey but I've been looking for a little one just that size. All in all $4.50 spent.

No clothes for LuLu though this time. Poor thing is going to have to go naked from not having any clothes! Look at how cute she was in her capri's this last Friday night. All dressed up for her cousin James first birthday party.
I was SO dumb. I gave James cute mommy lots of Graham and Greg's old clothes. He happened to be wearing a shirt of Graham's for his party. Those boys are just built the same and I glanced over and from behind I swore I saw my little Graham toddling and trying to walk across the lawn! James looked JUST LIKE HIM when he was that age!! I felt like someone had zoomed me back 5 years for just a few precious seconds. I got all teary eyed.
Now I know I am a lame mom.
Then I saw my almost 6 year old Graham trying to throw apples at the house and quickly snapped out of that one.


TAMI said...

When "we" do baking as a family, I usually choose to get the Munchkins all set up and then WALK AWAY. I can hardly stand it! And in the end, we USUALLY end up with some pretty good cookies anyhow. Nevertheless, I'm not woman enough to attempt it on a weekly basis. Kudos to you!!

Heidi Totten said...

I thought I smelled chocolate today. I don't know how you do it all!

Jenny and Jared said...

What a fun tradition! They look delish.

kari and kijsa said...

Teehee- thanks for the smile, and the 'drool' delicious recipe!
Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Jo said...

The cookies look delicious! I'm going to have to copy that one down and put it to good use right away!

Marie said...

The cookies look YUMMY! I cheat and use a cake mix. I'm not a very good baker. lol As nice as that cookie cook book looks, I can't believe she wanted $5! Good deal getting it for $1!

That picture of your daughter is TOO CUTE!!

kjtroxel said...

So yummy! I think I'll make some soon!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Those cookies look great! I'll have to give them a try.

Olson's said...

The cookies look really yummy - keep us updated on what recipes are your favorites. I'm always up for one of those "patience-building experiences" with my girls!

Hey, will you take me garage saleing with you one day? I could really use some bargaining tips :)

Anonymous said...

Ohh, those cookies look delish! I bet they were awesome. I too like to make cookies and yell at my kids. It is such a wonderful bonding experience! Always love your posts:)

ilovepink said...

I will try this one out!!!!

NatRat said...

Yum, yum....I am always ready on Sunday afternoons if you want to pass some cookies over the fence. I now know you will be making them:)