Monday, November 22, 2010

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love getting recipes online! This is another one I found on martha stewart's website ... These are really good chocolate chip cookies. I am very picky about cookies because I like them chewy with lots of chocolate hard cookies for me. Carson and I have probably made this recipe at least 5 times in the last month - haha (yes, Carson loves it too of course, and he has made it 3 times himself!). Could chocolate chip cookies be a craving of mine lately?....I think so!

Makes about 3 dozen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Loaded Cheesy French Bread

I stole this recipe from a blog that I found. The link to the blog is We made this yesterday for lunch and it was so good! Very fattening, but better than homemade pizza even! So easy, and a big hit with both Carson and Kambree (and she is hard to please haha).

1 loaf french bread, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 c. butter, softened (not melted)
2 heaping Tbsp. Mayonnaise (stick with the real stuff, not low-fat)
3 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
1 can olives, sliced
20 slices pepperoni, chopped
1 c. mushrooms, sliced, then roughly chopped
2-3 green onions, sliced and chopped

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (except for the bread) using a spatula or wooden spoon. When everything is mixed together really well, spread the mixture evenly over the bread and bake at 325-degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is slightly crispy. Cut up into individual slices and serve.