Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TWD - Got Milk??

Whether home-made cookies or mass produced oreos, cookies taste best when dunked in a glass of milk. Dorie’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies especially taste good with a nice cold glass of milk.

Cookies and milk almost gone!








Two things about this week’s recipe were different than other chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve made. You can find the recipe at Proceed with Caution. The first was the proportion of oatmeal and flour – the recipe called for 3 parts old-fashioned oatmeal and one part flour. Other recipes I’ve used have 2-3 cups of flour to one cup of oatmeal. The second was the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg. I’ve never made a chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie recipe with those spices and they are very prominent in the flavor of the final product. The flavor was not unpleasant but not exactly to my liking.



Cookies are so easy to make. The tricks are chilling the dough so they don’t bake so fast and hold together better and slightly under-baking the cookies. If a recipe calls for 15-17 minutes baking, I’ll usually bake them for 15 minutes. You have to know your oven and check that the cookies are nicely browned.

This was the last weekend of summer and I visited friends in Adamant, Vermont. I took a little short cut home – the Essex Ferry across Lake Champlain. It was a fantastic summer day and the sailors were out in force on the lake with the Adirondack Mountains to the west and Green Mountains to the east. Little Bess loved the journey.















8 comments:

  1. Great looking cookies! And I agree about the lower end of the baking time... these cookies were rock hard by what was suggested in the book! Glad I had a few batches to work with!

    Have a great time in Vermont!

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  2. Your cookies look lovely! Have a lovely time in Vermont, I would love to visit there one day.

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  3. Sounds like a perfect way to end the summer!

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  4. Your dog is so cute! The cookies look great!

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  5. Your tips on baking are great! Nice cookies!

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  6. I agree on all counts. Cookies need to be soft and the cinnamon was a little out of place. But your cookies look great!

    My hubby and I vacationed up in that neck of the woods and we got to see Lake Champlain when we drove from Lake Placid, NY to the Ben & Jerry's plant. We loved it up there. It's so pretty.

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  7. Your cookies look great, but the views from the lake are even greater! I thought the spices were a little different in this cookie, too. It didn't stop me from eating them though! Nice job.

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  8. i agree that these are best w/milk! yum

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