Cookies

Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma would serve these with milk, coffee, or tea and usually ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup flour (unbleached or white wheat)
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1- 12 ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional, but we like walnuts)
  • Devin’s variation: Using Grandma’s recipe, he chose to use about 8 oz of chocolate chips and 8 oz of white chips.

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 375F
  • mix sugars together. Cream in butter.
  • Beat egg in a large bowl.Stir in vanilla and sugar.
  • Mix sugar and egg mixtures together and blend well
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown (centers will still be soft)
  • Cool slightly before moving onto wire rack to cool completely.
    Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Warm buttery, cinnamon delights. Soft with a very thin crisp to them. YUM!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups flour (white wheat or unbleached)
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 400F
  • cream together butter and sugar.
  • beat egg. Mix into butter mixture
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt
  • Add to the egg mixture and blend well.
  • shape into 1 inch balls
  • mix sugar and cinnamon together in a separate bowl
  • roll each ball into the sugar-cinnamon mixture until well coated
  • place on ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart
  • bake 8-10 minutes, until very lightly browned. Cookies will still be soft.
  • cool on a wire rack

Peanut Butter Cookies

Grandma let me help flatten these with a fork!

peanut butter cookies

peanut butter cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cup flour (unbleached or white wheat)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

  • Cream sugar into butters
  • Beat egg and mix into the butter and sugar
  • In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture and blend well.
  • Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Form into 1 inch balls
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet, about 3 inches apart
  • Using a fork dipped in sugar, press down one way, then the opposite direction
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before moving onto cooling rack

 

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