Sunday, September 11, 2011

Almond Joy Cookies

1/2 c. unsalted butter {soft}
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. flour {whole wheat white}
1/4 c. ground flaxseed
1 c. old fashioned oats {or quick}
1/4 c. almond meal
1/4 c. finely ground coconut {unsweetened}

1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugars, egg, vanilla. Scrape and mix well. On stir speed, add dry ingredients. Use a cookie scoop or drop by rounded tablespoon on parchment paper or silpat.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

*Note: I like to sneak in all kinds of good grains in my cookies, thus the flaxseed and oats. You can use whatever you have on hand or add more almond meal and coconut to get more of an almond joy taste!

From the kitchen of Jennifer Gibbs

USS Midway Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe {1945}

My daughter went on a field trip to the USS Midway and brought me home this chocolate chip cookie recipe. My husband made them today and they are THE best cookies we've ever made. SOO good!! They're deLISH right out of the oven or frozen . . . Enjoy.

1 lb butter, cream well {that isn't a typo . . . one pound!}

2 cups granulated sugar and 2 cups brown sugar: add both to butter and cream together

2 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla: add both to the mixture

2 tsp. baking soda, 1.5 tsp. salt, 4 cups and 8 Tbsp flour: combine these and then add to the mixture

1 bag chocolate chips {large}: stir into batter. 
{we didn't have a whole bag so we used about 1/4 bag of milk chocolate chips and 1/4 bag of white chocolate chips. In our opinion they turned out perfect!}

Spoon onto sheet and bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

From the kitchen of Lyric Poulson