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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?!


margot said...

They look super-yummy! You've got to appreciate a recipe so forgivable that you can add the egg after mixing.

Megan said...

Ha ha - love the part of the forgotten egg.

You know, they would have come out great even without the egg - kind of like a shortbread.

Great, now I've got to go and test that theory!

Pamela said...

They look fantastic! I can't stand when I realize I have forgotten some important ingredient. Looks like they were a success though! Great job.

Risa said...

how could anybody not love a chocolate chip cookie? I have also forgot the egg and had to add it back to a recipe :)

k.a.r.e.n said...

Your cookies look great!

Lulu the Baker said...

How funny! It's nice to know I'm not the only one who does things like that. My favorite kitchen mishap is forgetting to grease the pan. I do that one all the time!

Unknown said...

Those are some great looking cookies! I'm glad you realized you forgot the egg before it was too late :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie!

Way to hang in there and save those cookies! I totally would have given up, but you didn't lose hope, threw in that egg, and your cookies came out absolutely delicious. Great job! I hope you have a chance to stop by my site to check out my choc chippers, and I hope to talk to you again after next weekend's recipe!


unconfidentialcook said...

Yup, chocolate chip cookies always do it for me, too.

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Glad to hear it all worked out!

I'm not crazy about nuts in my desserts but I'm totally fine with them ON my dessert.

Your cookies look delish....send me some it's been years since I've eaten homemade cookies.

Sarah said...

So glad these turned out so well for you - even with the egg mishap! They look delicious!


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