Thursday, July 23, 2009

Back to Baking!

Well, it was considerably cooler today, thanks to a cold front and a bunch of thunderstorms, so I decided to do some baking. I'm also off to the lake tomorrow and wanted to bring some treats along with me. And since it's my birthday, I thought I'd make my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

It was a hard choice - because pretty much every chocolate chip cookie recipe I have is awesome and could be considered a favourite. I've never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn't like! So, I decided to pick the most decadent recipe I could find and whose ingredients I had on hand. I chose Giada de Laurentiis's Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts. Recipe here.

This is an awesome recipe! I even had a bag of Chipits Skor bits on hand, that I'd bought on sale a while ago but hadn't yet used. I also had exactly one cup of hazelnuts from last year's hazelnut harvest left over, which reminded me that in less than two months, I should be harvesting hazelnuts again from my SIL's parents' tree. I can't wait for that!

The cookies were wicked and I got about 4 dozen - plenty for an overnight camping trip.

I'm totally stoked about going to the lake, even though the weather might not be as hot as it was last week - I don't care! If you are interested in my plans, see this post!


Bob said...

Those look wicked good. Chocolate chip cookies are the bomb. I'm also wicked jealous that you know someone with a hazelnut tree, that's awesome. Have fun on your trip! :)

girlichef said...

Wow, these look perfect!! I could go for a few, for sure :D I'm jealous of the hazel nut tree access, too...heck I'd take any kinda nut cool.

Donna-FFW said...

These do look absolutely delicious. With hazelnuts, yum, and they are cooked so uniformly and evenly. Perfection!

Cathy said...

I am a sucker for skor bits in cookies!! I've never tried the Giada recipe though - looks yummy!

Reeni♥ said...

These look delicious - a great snack for camping. Have fun and Happy Birthday!


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