Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

13
February
2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie O’ My Heart

Beloved cookie, be mine. There will never be another so chocolaty inside, so crunchy outside, so gooey, so soul satisfying. I will be true to you always. I will not run around with other cookies, nor will I flirt with the sophisticated French beauties at the local bakery. You are the only one, the chocolate chip cookie of my dreams – indeed, when you are zip locked away in the freezer I can hardly sleep for wanting you so.

And since we have an open relationship, your idea, not mine, I try to love you enough to share you with others.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Preheat oven to 350º

Ingredients: 1 C room temperature butter (2 cubes)/ 1 C brown sugar/ 1 C white sugar/ 2 large eggs, room temp/ 1 t vanilla/ 2 C flour/ 1/2 t soda/ 1/8 t salt/ 1 1/2 C chocolate chips/ 2 C oatmeal/ 1/2 – 2/3 C chopped walnuts. Note: I usually skimp on the sugar, adding about 3/4 C instead of 1 C each as recipe calls for.

Directions: In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth/ Add eggs and mix/ Add vanilla/ Mix dry ingredients together and add/ Mix gently, thoroughly/ Mix in chips/ Mix in oatmeal. Batter will be fairly thick, but soft. I like to refrigerate dough before baking, but it’s not a necessity.

Place heaping tablespoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet, gently squash to flatten out a bit. Bake at 350º for 11 – 14 minutes, depending on oven.

Have a cookie while they’re still warm and give one to your valentine. Cookie love. This works any month of the year.


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6 Responses »

  1. And since Sally told me I so deserve these luscious cookies, I guess I’ll just have to eat yet another one.

  2. Our heartfelt thanks! Mixed Greens just inspired a Valentine’s Day tradition here in DC: this morning we baked a tray of these treats to embellish our breakfast oatmeal. We’re convinced these may be Cupid’s favorite snack.

  3. Short and sweet and a very funny Valentine, Ms. Sally. C.

  4. I’ve never seen a more beautiful cookie!

  5. Yes, the world needs more cookies and cookie traditions. I’m happy to do my share. Thanks to each of you for sharing your responses to chocolate chip cookie love.

  6. You’ve captured the rapture of the common cookie. What a delightful post! Sorry I missed it earlier. Thank you, Sally!