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Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

sweet and salty chocolate chip cookies

for a change from the old standard chocolate chip cookie recipe, here is one that offers something different.  the salty taste and the option of adding peanuts or another nut, adds a very different flavor to the cookie.

preheat oven to 350 degrees.  mix dry ingredients.  1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.  next, mix wet ingredients into the mixer bowl.  mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 large egg.  mix well and add dry ingredients.

for the last addition, measure and chop 1/3 cup peanuts or other nut, and 1/3 cup chocolate chips.  i used peanuts for this batch and milk chocolate chips.  and finally, add 1/2 teaspoon of course sea salt.  this is what gives the cookie the salty taste.

i used a cookie scoop and placed them on baking sheets coated with canola cooking spray.  this recipe makes 32 to 36 cookies.  bake for about 10 minutes and allow to cool. 

these cookies are just delicious.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet and salty, my favorite combo. These look delicious!