Friday, December 12, 2008

one batter 4 cookies

Hey guys,

I've been out of commission lately. Haven't really had much time to myself so here's a sweet recipe for my readers. I had one of those-what would happen if i... moments at Kroger the other day. I like making cookies during this season but it can get expensive if you want to make several different kinds. I used the bill Nye the science guy portion of my brain to solve a mathematical equation. Hypothesis: if your cookie recipe makes 4 dozen cookies and dough or base of each cookie that you'd like to make is the same then 4dozen /4different ingredient=4different cookies-one batter.

Ghiradellie Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda 2 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt 2 cups Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet choc chip
1 cup butter,softened 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar packed

Other ingredients:
1 bag of plain M&M's
1/2 cup of peanut butter
3/4 cup of walnuts

Preheat oven to 375F. Stir flour with baking soda and salt set aside; In a large mixer bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mix on low speed until incorporated. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture.

DETOUR: We interrupt this recipe to give you some new and exciting options. Be good little boys and girls and divide your dough into four parts. You'll need a separate bowl. I just used one bowl but you can use 4 if you like to do dishes. Take one fourth of your dough and put it into the other bowl. Add one bag of M&M's to your batter. Mix it in nice so each cookie will have a couple M&M's in the them.

Do the same for the remaining parts of the batter. I chose to do peanut butter chocolate chip

Chocolate Chip Walnut

I also of course did plain chocolate chip.

We now return you to your recipe already in progress.

Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.


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