Yum Peaceful Cooking: Dessert Anyone?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dessert Anyone?

Dessert....something sweet and satisfying that completes a meal, or on rare occasions begins a meal, and will sometimes become the meal (hee hee). 

My daughter and her friend decided to bake tonight. This pile of yumminess was the first of several items on the agenda. Sorry about the bite out of the "model", I wasn't thinking....first instinct was to shove it in my mouth and experience all that chocolate blissfulness. Second instinct was....get the camera so I can blog about it and share my delight! 

What we have here are 2 Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies with Triple (yes, I said triple) Chocolate Ice Cream in the center......creating the tingling of multiple senses..... I mean, fresh out of the oven cookies!! (you can smell them in every room of my house).  Nothing beats the taste of a warm cookie just baked. Oh....did I mention that instead of using the regular chocolate chips, the girls used those chocolate chunks? Talk about masses of melted chocolate in every bite. Then you add the cool, refreshing, barrage of lots of cold chocolate in the center to counter the warmth and let me tell you...there's lots of different kinds of melting going on in your mouth. 

In my house we use the Toll House recipe except for one change. Instead of 1 cup of butter, we use 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening. I'm sure most (if not all) of you have the recipe but I'm going to post it anything. 

(almost) Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (am I the only one that "accidently" spills a little more vanilla than whats required?)
2 eggs
2 cups (12 oz) chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (I've never added nuts to the cookies...dont' want to distract from the chocolate!!!)

Preheat over to 375'
In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl, combing butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract, beat until creamy
Beat in eggs. 
Gradually add flour mixture. 
Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts if you must)
Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls (ya right!!!) onto ungreased cookie sheet
Bake 9-11 minutes. 
And I won't even tell you how many this is suppose to make cuz it never happens.


  1. Nice! Can't go wrong with triple chocolate ice cream. I love those chocolate chunks, too. They're the bomb. I haven't made Toll House cookies in forever, I totally should do that soon.

  2. Ya you should! Especially since you have a chocolate chip cookie as your blog profile pic! LOL


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