Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Cookies

This is for Lisa, who thinks she's going to gain 10 lbs. from reading my blog and whose birthday is today...

At my house (that's English for "chez Bren") we take cookie making very seriously. You may have assumed this already just based on the number of chocolate chip cookie variations I've posted. I'm not worried; I think we're still pretty far from obsession status.
I don't ever really feel like I need an excuse for baking. It's therapeutic in a lot of ways, maybe that's why I do it so often. $10 worth of ingredients and a blog post are way cheaper than a therapy session. So off we go...

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 c. butter flavored Crisco
1 1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. pure vanilla
1 large egg
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c. caramel bits
Combine shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla until well mixed. Add egg. Stir in all dry ingredients followed by the really yummy stuff. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Now it must be said that the key to baking as therapy is that you absolutely must give away at least half of what you bake. Otherwise you just create a whole new set of problems. This evening Brigham took a plate of cookies to our friend's house and, after serenading her with a Christmas carol, gave her some pretty crucial parting instructions:
"They've got caramel in them, so don't eat them with your dentures in."
So subtle, that boy.


Cami, Chris and Bretton said...

Ha ha!! That kid makes me laugh. I love all of your yummy treat posts... makes me want to be motivated to bake more :)

Quin's momma said...

Very important instructions. So nice of him to let her know in advance.

Brooke said...

Those look delish!! And that child is hilarious!

Gardner Family said...

In all the baking I have done and am doing I have used those caramel bits so many times but never in a chocolate chip cookie. I am definitely gonna have to try that. I am not a chocolate lover so chocolate chip cookies are not my favorite but beings that caramel is one of my favorites they might just work really well together and then I will end up eating more than I want to or need to at least! :0)

- lola jae said...

ditto what she said...!

Mom said...

So what Christmas carol goes with a plate of chocolate/chocolate/caramel chip supreme cookies in August? And did you notice that there is barely enough other ingredients to hold all your chips together? Shocking and scandalous but amazing!

Angela said...

Kids crack me up! Those sound so so good!

David & Shelley said...

Quick question. What are caramel bits? Everyone seems to know except me and I can't WAIT to try this one!

Lorri said...

Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Caramel bits are a Kraft product in the baking section. I got mine at Wal-Mart. They're just like the individually wrapped caramel squares you melt for caramel applesw, only they're little like chocolate chips.