Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Yummy Cookie Mishap

I had a hankering for something sweet. It's time to go grocery shopping and I'm all out of stashed treats that I hide from my daughter and hubby. (Hubby has not self control when it comes to sweets and he is trying to diet so they are banned from the house.) So, I desperately nibbled at the bag of Nestlé semi-sweet choc chips and took notice of the recipe on the back of the package. It's for their classic choc chip cookie. I did stock of the cabinets and I had all the ingredients except nuts which I could easily do without. But their recipe would yield 5 dozen cookies. WHAH? Where I am supposed to stash that many cookies? I decide to half the recipe and then I improvised a bit. I felt the batter was a bit dry as I mixed it, so I added about a tbsp of hazelnut spread (off-brand Nutella) which gave it a smoother texture. The finished batter was fluffy and airy which concerned me. But the final cookie was moist and delish! And when I folded in the choc chips I added Reese's peanut butter chips.

  • Preheat oven 350º.
  • Mix dry ingredients in small bowl: 1 cup all purpose flour, 1tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt
  • Mix these ingredients in a separate larger bowl: 1 stick softened butter, about 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1 large egg, tbsp hazelnut spread
  • Use cake mixer to blend contents of larger bowl well. Then slowly blend in dry ingredient mix.
  • Fold in your desired amount of choc chips and/or peanut butter chips.
  • spoon about 1 tbsp balls of cookie batter at least 2 inches apart (don't try to fit it all on one cookie sheet like me and unintentionally make a cookie cake)
Here is a photo of the too large batter scoops.
 And the cookies that ran together.

 I let them cool on a wire rack and then used a butter knife to cut apart at the "seams" where the cookies met. They were chewy and scrumptious!


  1. or had 1 big giant cookie to urself?!!! u've got a new follower!

  2. Too funny! That was one big cookie...