Friday, April 23, 2010

Not Your Momma's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Edie over at Life in Grace  brought up the discussion of it ain't a home until you make chocolate chip cookies. She is moving into a lake house and I am enjoying following her progress.  Edie is an amazing woman, (if you don't follow her blog, add it to your reader!!! you won't be sorry that you did) and I am almost as excited about her move as she is!  How fun it is going to be seeing her new place come to life with her endless energy and creativity.  

Friday's here at 57 can be a little more productive for me around the house.  The girls are testing mostly in school, so I have a little more time to cook and clean (it seems the two always go hand in hand) during the time that I usually spend instructing.  I couldn't have a discussion about chocolate chip cookies and not make any of my own!  So I filled my cookie jar today with these cookies.  They are not your Momma's Chocolate Chip Cookies ...  they are my Momma's!  Okay, well she didn't come up with this recipe on her own, but they are what she makes and they are delightful.  Edie, let me know what you think!


Chocolate - Toffee Cookies
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 (8 ounce) bag chopped milk chocolate toffee pieces

Heat oven to 375.  Coat baking sheets with nonstick spray.
Stir dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.   Beat in egg and vanilla.
Gradually add dry ingredients.
Stir in chips and toffee pieces.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets.  Bake for 10-12 min or until golden.
Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for FIVE minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.



  1. mary katherine...these look almost divine. :) i can't wait to try them...i'll let you know!

    i like edie's blog too! :)

  2. Mmmmm! Can't wait to try my friend---and thanks for the bloggy love!