Friday, May 6, 2011

These cookies will rock your world!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!
For the last several years Mother’s day has brought only tears of sadness to my household. I have mentioned before that we are waiting for our adopted baby to come home but many of you may not know that we tried for years to get pregnant first and the adoption process has been years long with birthparents choosing us and then keeping the baby in the end. To cope I usually declare the weekend of Mother’s Day a stay-at-home, PJ’s only zone with funny movies and comfort food. Today after work began the first day of the adventure and I made my amazing cookies as a “baby band-aid”. 
There are a few tricks I use to create the best cookie you have ever had. One of my secrets is mixing flours and sugars the other is having a recipe that is heavy on the flour and light on the butter. My cookies are all about the preparation, make sure you follow how to handle the dough. Here is my recipe, I hope you make them at home and enjoy! (if you do please comment and let me know what you think)
Preheat oven to 345 degrees 
Begin with the the sugars in a bowl
3/4 cup cane sugar
3/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
Mix
1 stick of butter slightly softened and cubed into the sugars
Use a pastry fork or whisk to combine
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
Combine
1 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of oat flour
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 bag of chocolate chips 
Combine first with pastry fork then with your hands. The dough should be tiny pebbles and not smooth. Form dough into balls with your hands, flatten the ball slightly and place on a cool baking sheet. Place in the middle of the oven, only one sheet at a time! Bake for 10 minutes only, they will appear slightly doughy and not brown but that is how they should look. If you bake until they are brown you will have cookie candy! 
Don’t forget to enter my current giveaway and to stop by my Etsy store for an awesome Spring Sale!

6 comments:

  1. Anya, I wish that I could just move in and enjoy your amazing cooking/baking/creativity every day!

    I hope you have a wonderful pj weekend! Hugs to you my friend, and know that every bit of me believes that next year will be a wonderful Mother's Day for you--the first one to celebrate as a mommy! I have complete faith. God has the perfect little one on the way.

    ♥ Bethany

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  2. You are a strong woman who makes amazing chocolate chip cookies! I will try making them very soon.

    By the way, I am using this vegan recipe, which turns out pretty good as well: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=11729

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  3. Thanks for all of your help. My blog is starting to rock!
    Good Morning! You’ve been chosen to received The Lovely Blog Award. Find out more at www.divineinmind.blogspot.com

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  4. Good to meet you through the Etsy Blogging Buddies Team!
    I am a new follower. :)

    Best,
    Mary C. Nasser
    http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

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  5. New follower here! I found you through the Etsy Blog Team! I can't WAIT to try this recipe...I am a sucker for cookies...especially the tried and true chocolate chip cookie!

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