Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sweet Melissa Sundays #11: Chocolate Chip Cookies
I can never pass up an opportunity to make Chocolate Chip Cookies. Especially when life is at its most hectic, a fresh batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies just seems to do the trick to make everything right again.
So when the poll on the Sweet Melissa Sundays blog group decided we would make Melissa Murphy's recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, my heart leaped. No 5 step recipe, no chilling overnight, no fussing with yeast. Just plain ol', heart-warmin', comfort food Chocolate Chip Cookies. Nice.
Everything went just right. I subbed in Dry Roasted Peanuts for the Toasted Almonds in the recipe (hey, it SAID in the book I could use any nuts I want! :), and used half semi-sweet, half milk chocolate Chips... and baked away. Then... when my oven beeped announcing its preheating was done... and my cookie lumps were sitting on their parchment lined sheets waiting to be baked... I spotted that egg sitting on the counter top. Hm, what's THAT doing there?
Oh, right. It's supposed to be in my cookies. SIGHHHHH.
I didn't know how they would come out, but I dumped my dough balls back into a bowl, cracked open that lonely, forgotten egg and mixed it together. I plopped out dough blobs onto my parchment and baked em up...
Much to my surprise... they came out PERFECT. Delicious! The dry roasted nuts gave off a subtle but distinct nutty flavor, the hint of milk chocolate gave it some added sweetness, and the TASTE of the cookie was terrific.. a slight caramelly-tone, brown-sugary yumness. Though we aren't big on nuts in our cookies, these were totally delicious.
Check out the other bloggers' version of Melissa's Cookies! And also check out the main page for the Sweet Melissa Sundays blog group -- Melissa HERSELF made an appearance! How cool is that?!