Friday, November 06, 2009

Cookie Time

I love it when I get to bake for other people. It means I get to enjoy the process of baking, but I don't have a whack of sugary treats tempting me all the time. Giving baking away gives me joy, gives the recipient joy, and is good for my waistline!

Giada di Laurentiis's recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts is currently my favourite cookie recipe. I went to visit a friend the other day, and as usual when I go to see this friend, who has a 9 month old baby, I take along some baking. She & her husband always appreciate it.

The recipe is here.

I left out the nuts because A) I don't have any hazelnuts left, and B) I didn't know if anyone in my friend's household had issues with nuts (turns out, nuts aren't a problem; good to know for the future).

These are amazing cookies!

17 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look mighty good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cherie said...

I'm going to try these cookies of yours, WC. They look delicious! I still have some hazelnuts left so better cracking!

Thanks!

Palidor said...

I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I'd leave out the nuts too, but that's 'cause I don't like them.

Denise said...

I am still in search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for me...will try these without the nuts....

Captain Karen said...

C is for cookies...I love that letter. There's something soothing about baking especially when I'm planning on giving the goodies away to others so I understand what you're saying. As for the nuts, I have issues myself but even if I didn't, I'd probably have left them out anyways. There's something wonderfully pure about a simple chocolate chip cookie.

A Year on the Grill said...

gracious... wonderful to take those foodie gifts isn;t it!!!

Bob said...

I heard cookies! They look great, I'll have to try that recipe.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look yummy! Love the sound of hazelnuts with them.

Sorry about the P.o. Boxes for my giveaway - the publisher is sending them out. If you have a friend/family member you can have them sent to with a regular address that will work.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Lovely! So nice of you to bake for your friends. I love Giada's recipes too. She is great.

girlichef said...

I love the joy giving away baked goods bring, too...how thoughtful of you :D These sound delicious...although I totally want them with hazelnuts!

Debbie said...

It's been awhile since I've made cookies...Why do you tempt me? Beautiful pictures! I just had 5 more pounds to reach my immediate goal...well...not anymore.. lol

sarahe said...

i do that a lot too--i am known as a food and pill pusher around my office!

Nat said...

I think these are just FINE without the nuts...and they look so delicate and melt in your mouth in quality... ! Chocolate chip cookies will always be at the top of the list ! and its so true...baking is always so gratifying when its for someone else.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I agree with you...I love to bake but what do I do with it all? My neighbor who usually gets a lot of it has been away for 3 months, so poor hubby is trying to deal with all the extra baked goods around. These cookies look so rich and tasty!!

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

When I'm looking at these cookies, I want to try the recipe right now! :)

Wandering Coyote said...

Chocolaty Lifestyle: thanks for visiting - welcome to ReTorte!

Cakespy said...

Oh my goodness..these look great! These look very sizeable and extremely delicious. I am putting this one on my queue!

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