Friday, November 28, 2008

Sweet As.........

I'm always on a look-out for recipes for good choc chip cookies, this recipe is close to the best so far, yummy as! I like my choc chip cookies a bit chewy and moist, not hard, I love walnuts in them, I made a portion without nuts as one of our lovely family members doesn't like nuts. Different strokes for different folks, as the saying goes. This is the recipe, the secret is out!! I don't mind sharing though!Choc Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups dark or milk choc chips
1 cup walnuts (optional) Directions:
(1) Preheat oven to 177C or 350F.
(2) Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar together until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, choc chips and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto baking paper lined trays.
(3) Bake for 10 or 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are nicely browned.

Here are some "in-between deadheading and new blooms" roses, aren't they luscious? They fill the house with delicious scents as many of David Austin roses do.Some of you suggested I do reviews on my roses here, Funny how I've actually thought to do that even before; however I've tried not to be too technical with the roses information here on my blog, simply because I think you can get most information in roses' books and magazines; I follow those instructions and do my own trials and errors when it comes to growing roses. As for choosing which ones to suit your garden, THAT is always hard, I like most Austin roses. If I had to choose, I'd say all the ones I've got have been pretty good, some took longer to get established in the beginning; but don't give up just because they don't flourish in the first year, give them 3-4 years and you'll be able to tell whether they suit your area. Roses here:The Dark Lady(red), Jubilee Celebration(apricot/pink) and Jude the Obscure(apricot/yellow) Will share more tips on growing roses in another post.


Dresden Plate said...

Your recipe looks so good, I'm going to try them out for friends' Christmas presents. I fill big cookie jars, tie them with a red check ribbon and a felt star!
Oh, those roses....

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Those cookies look divine....and just the kind that I like. I do not like the cakey ones and it seems like those are the only recipes out there. The best one I've found is Martha Stewart's Alexis cookies...but they make so many I don't have a bowl big enough for the batter. I am definitely going to try your recipe.

I would love to read rose tips from you. You are my rose expert!!

Lady Katherine said...

Cookies look Yummy! I love for you to do rose tips. If I could have just a tiny portion as you, I would be content! I am tring to root some now, so far so good. Love to hear about your rose thumb for roses they are so lovely!

Anonymous said...

I am coming RIGHT over for some cookies -- they look absolutely yummy! :)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those cookies look so good! It's only 5:30 in the morning and now I'm craving cookies!

Those roses are so gorgeous!

Mo said...

Those cookies are amazing looking! There is nothing like chocolate chip cookies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosy,

It's lovely to hear from you. I imagine it would be a sweet sight to see a Mama Duck leading her brood crossing the street. I don't believe I have seen anything like that over here. :)

Rats - can't believe we are going to miss each other simply because we want to try each other's food! ;)

Alison Gibbs said...

What a perfect post.
Yummy cookies and devine roses. Who could ask for anything more

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Rosy! Just want to let you know I have an award for you on my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosy,

Thanks for the encouraging words you had left on my blog. Hmmmm - a gallery.... THAT is a great idea. Whether it would materialize, I have no way of knowing, hahaha! :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Rosy,
The cookies and the roses look yummy! Thanks for sharing although now I'm craving home made cookies!


A happy heart at home said...

Your cookies look delicious, and your roses are beautiful!

I have an award for you on my blog (12/6's post). You can pass it along if you'd like to. :)


the voice of melody said...

I don't think there are many things better than chocolate chip cookies, for any occasion, or no occasion at all. Yours look fantastic! :)