This afternoon I made a feeble attempt to recreate iced coffee at home. I was immediately enamored with the coconutmilk* when I saw it in the store last night and somehow convinced Kevin it was a necessity. Since I’ve been cut off from my daily Large Sugar-Free Vanilla Iced Coffee from McDonald’s, I decided to give it a shot at home. I think people should be grateful that I’m not begging for Starbucks everyday. That’s considerably more expensive. The verdict? Well, I drank it. It just didn’t give me that happy feeling that iced coffee from a restaurant with a STRAW gives me. Straws are important (although decidedly not eco-friendly). I’ve seen steel straws. I suppose that would be a compromise. I did like the coconutmilk*. Can you read what that asterisks says on the label? I can’t. And it would be too much of hardship for me to walk that probably 20 feet to the refrigerator right now.
Well, that was bad news first. The good news is that Cookie Friday was a success!
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie (via allrecipes)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
APPROVED!!!! That chocolate chip cookie is a little fussy (one yolk – really?), but it’s turned out for me well several times. I think chocolate chip cookies are THE HARDEST to get to turn out right. Kevin James always likes them, but I’m never quite satisfied. These could’ve been a tad browner, but all the reviewers swore 13 minutes would be enough! Oh well. They are quite chewy!!!
This week all the cookies made it safely into the cookie jar. That means no pouty face this week!
P.S. Kevin James and I are off to see The Fantasticks with the in-laws. What are you up to this weekend? WE MADE $67 plus change in the garage sale today. THAT was definitely worth my time. Haha.