Thursday, November 1, 2007

Comfort Food

By Heather T.

Comfort. This month’s theme, is one that conjures up images in my mind of long winter Saturdays; a book or two at my side, wrapped in a cozy blanket, a large mug of tea and a huge plate of cookies.

I decided to step away from the usual book review I’ve submitted in the past and instead share two very tasty cookie recipes. You’ll need these to complete your perfect reading marathon. You may not actually get any reading done because you’ll be too busy eating cookies! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookiesadapted from Anna Olson’s Sugar

¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips or mini chips

Preheat oven to 350F
Cream butter with hand mixer
Add sugars and continue to mix until smooth
Mix in egg and vanilla
Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt
Stir in chocolate chips

Using a tablespoon, scoop a small amount of mixtures and drop onto a baking sheet
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges
Let cool slightly and eat – gobbling down is good!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg

Preheat oven to 325F
Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg with a large spoon until well blended
Using a tablespoon, scoop a small amount of mixture and drop onto a baking sheet
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned
Cool in pan for 5 – 10 minutes
Eat right away! Again, gobbling down is good!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Ahh, nothing better than hot, fresh cookies, cold milk and a good book! Great article Heather T! :)