One of the three annual cookie favorites: Chocolate Chip Cookies
This year I took it easy and made only three different cookies – the annual favorites: Chocolate Chip Cookies; Peanut Butter Cookies; and the most asked for – Almond Christmas Crescents.
Chocolate Chip cookies are my personal all-time favorite. I’ve tried a number of different recipes, but the one that I, and everyone else seems to like the best is actually the original Nestle toll house recipe found on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I’ve changed it slightly and doubled it because one batch is just not enough. I LOVE chocolate, and love these cookies. This year, I used half regular sized milk chocolate chips, and half larger sized dark chocolate chips. It gave a special dark chocolate gooey taste to them, especially when they first come out of the oven and melt in your mouth. And besides, studies show that dark chocolate can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease. So, these cookies are healthy for you… right?
The Scoop on the Christmas Cookie Gift
This year Carlos gave me a simple yet wonderful gift. All these years I’ve been using a teaSpoon to take the batter from the bowl and put it on the cookie trays. He bought me a medium-sized ice cream scoop with a purple handle. It was perfect, and purple is my favorite color! It was so much easier than using a teaSpoon! Why didn’t I think of that? I highly recommend getting one if you are baking cookies. Just spray it with some baking spray so that the dough doesn’t stick to it.
Almond Christmas Crescents: Same Big Taste Done in Less Time
Update: The Almond Crescents were moved to a new post called: Almond Thumbprint Cookies filled with Mixed Red Fruits Jam.
Another Update: I moved the Peanut Butter Cookies to a new post as well called Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe. Sorry for butchering this post.