Saturday, November 29, 2008

Chocolate Chunk Cookies & Snowboarding....

Hello everyone & happy Saturday! Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving and ate lots of yummy food. I'm sure most of you guys had Pumpkin Pie during this week/weekend, but believe it or not, I don't like Pumpkin Pie. I know, it sounds really weird - but, for as long as I can remember I've never been really able to eat it.

Here are some delicious cookies that I got from my 10 year old reader, Miss Alex. What really was interesting to me about this recipe was that you use butter flavored shortening. My Dad described these accurately...."just a good ol' Chocolate Chip Cookie".


"Chocolate Chip Cookies"

½ cup unrefined sugar (you could use regular sugar, this just gives it a great texture)
½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups unbleached flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 package milk chocolate chunks or chips
DIRECTIONS:
Cream eggs, butter, shortening and sugars. Add vanilla and dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown.
My Mom took my brothers, my sister, and I snowboarding yesterday, which was also the first day they were open for the season. It was so good to be out snowboarding after not having done it for almost 8 months. I love going fast down a hill with the wind blowing your hair and in your face. Here are some pictures!


29 comments:

Alex said...

Those look great!!!! :-)

Cristine said...

You can't beat a chocolate chip cookie!

Looks like you had fun snowboarding! I've never been snowboarding or skiing before! I'd love to give it a try!

Neesie said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving and great looking cookies!

Snowboarding does look fun. I haven't tried it, but I love to watch others do it. :-)

DEESHA said...

what a coincidence, I just made chocolate chip cookies .. yummy

Miss Joss said...

SNOWBOARDING IS AWSOME!!!!...eventhough I've never been, I can still think so. I'll live the excitement through you!! Glad you had fun, friend.

Neesie said...

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Jodi said...

Priscilla, I don't know how it happened, but your blog wasn't picking up the feed on my feed reader so I've missed reading your blog for almost a week! So glad I checked up on you and found two more delicious recipes! Glad you had fun snowboarding too!

Meg said...

Great cookies!

Snowboarding looks fun!

madebymel said...

I love most cookie recipes, but sometimes there is nothing better than good ol' chocolate chip cookies!

Maria said...

I love chocolate chip cookies!! Looks like a great day on the slopes too! Utah doesn't have much snow yet!

HoneyB said...

Your chocolate chip cookie looks so yummy! Looks like you had some family fun! We have snow here in the Adirondack region also but I'm not too happy about it! I would rather have it here on Christmas eve and not before!

Jessica said...

The ski trails here opened a couple a weeks ago, but I haven't made it out there yet! Happy snowboarding!

OhioMom said...

Chocolate chip cookies are a "must have" in our home year round, those look delish!

Cool snowboarding pics too :)

Sara said...

Your cookies look great, it looks like you had fun snowboarding!

Rebekah said...

those cookies look really delicious! You're so brave to snowboard...it's all I can do to get down the hill on skis :)

Maris said...

These cookies look SO good! I think you just convinced me that I should make some...

Jenny said...

Your cookies look just perfect Priscilla! I have yet to try my luck at snowboarding, it looks like so much fun.

Katrina said...

Though I try not to use shortening, the choc chip cookie recipe I grew up with and love/loved used all shortening and the cookies are so good! They make a perfect cookie. I like the use of both butter and shortening. Butter adds more flavor. Yum, yum! I also almost prefer milk chocolate in a cookie. Great recipe, Priscilla!

Aggie said...

Snowboarding looks so much fun! Great pictures!

I would love one of those cookies with a glass of milk right now!

Allie said...

Looks like ya'll had a ton of fun! The cookies look awesome!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would love to try snowboarding, it looks like so much fun! I am going to try these cookies, I know my girls will go crazy for them like the Oooey Gooey Cookies.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Not into snow-boarding priscilla, but those chocolate chunks look way better than chips. Came here at Pam's behest, blam her. LOL

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Rosie said...

Those cookies look great and as for the snowboarding that looks fun :)

Rosie x

nicole said...

Chocolate chip cookies are always good.

Pam said...

Tasty looking cookies. Glad you got out on the mountain - looks fun.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Tommorrow I will have something on my blog for you.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

They look just about perfect! I'm allways up for some ccc love!

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