To be honest (which IS what I try hard to be on this blog) I had been fighting the desire for chocolate chip cookies too (like I had been fighting the desire for Peanut Butter Choc. Bars). Fight the urges I did. For quite awhile. But then last week I ever so innocently went to link my posting about the " "Mexican Style" Bar" up to Alli N Son's "Sweet Tooth Friday" blog party. The recipe she had posted was for 'Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies'. AND, she went and included pictures of them. How was I suppose to keep up my resistance against my desires for some? You don't know either, do you? o:-p
This is the comment I left to Alli. "Well Allison, I had been having hankerings for chocolate chip cookies, but had thus far been successful in resisting said wanting's. Now however, you've gone and made me visualize them ..... so much for resisting. Cookie baking coming up soon!!!! o;-p"
This is the oh so compassionate reply she sent back. "So glad I could help break your resistance! LOL!" ;-p!!!
As I had mentioned in an earlier posting, I did give in and bake choc. chip cookies. I did so for Brandon's birthday. Double Bulls Eye that! o;->
W-a-y back in the early days of our marriage (and NO, 30 plus years ago does NOT qualify as ancient history! ! ! Gee-sh!) I had baked choc. chip cookies for my new husband, using a recipe out of a Betty Crocker's (R) Bisquick(TM) Cookbook. Here is a picture of the little cookbook.
I think that you too will enjoy the quote they put on the back side of the inside page of the cook book.
"For the woman who's practical enough to take a shortcut
and creative enough to make the most of it."
Isn't that great?!!!
The recipe for chocolate chip cookies was featured on page 47.
Over the years, I did try a whole bunch of 'totally from scratch' chocolate chip cookie recipes. But my dear husband always compared them to my original type, and they always fell short in comparison. I was practical enough to declare "okay then" and stop trying any other recipes. He loved these. I love these. The boys... well... one for each hand and one for the mouth, per raid of the cookie 'jar'.... yeah, they loved them too. ;-p
Your welcome to make up your own mind whether these are a "keeper" recipe or not.
Usually I only post a picture or two of the finished product. This time I took a whole lot of pictures and shall show you step by step the process of making them. PLEASE leave a comment letting us know which type of posting you prefer!!!
First you measure the brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Place the butter on top of it and stick it in the microwave for about a minute. (I was making a tripe batch in these pictures.)
It comes out looking something like this.
Bonus tip here --> After you crack an egg into a bowl, use the broken shell to crack the yolk of the egg. This makes mixing everything together ever so much easier! (Especially when your doing a few dozen eggs towards making french toast for over a hundred people!). Another Bonus Tip here --> IF when you crack your eggs a small bit of the egg shell breaks free and falls down into your bowl, use the rest of the shell to scoop it back out. Somehow this is the easiest method to do so.
It is now time to pan the cookie dough. Using a sprayed cookie sheet, and the wonderful little cookie dough scoop that I just re-found (and can not remember if I bought it for myself, or if it was gifted to me - SORRY!) I got the pans of cookies ready for the oven.
LET THEM COOL ON THE PANS!!! They sort of finish baking while they do so. The end result is a oh so soft cookie!
One time back before the boys had yet hit their teens, I wanted to make M + M(TM) cookies, but didn't have a specific recipe to use. I thought about it and figured, why not use my chocolate chip cookie recipe and just substitute the M + M's(TM) for the chocolate chips. It worked! They too were a hit!
Like I said, I had hit the double bulls eye (o;->) by making the choc. chip ones for Brandon's birthday. Then Benson got a phone call saying it was his turn to bring a snack for the guys at the Wed. night Bible study he attends. I was out of choc. chips. And 'Ms. Vertigo Girl' here can't just run to the store. But wait... there is that big bag of M+M's still sitting ....
So I can now show you pictures of how this recipe looks when you use M + M's (TM) instead of chocolate chips. And yes, these too are delicious!!!
The mixed together dough. I was THRILLED with how that picture turned out! :-> !
REMEMBER TO LET THEM COOL ON THEIR PANS!
And now for the much anticipated recipe ;-]
Chocolate Chip (or M + M(TM) ) Cookies
Recipe from Bisquick(TM)
directions adapted by Cheryl B.
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup chocolate chips (I use Nestle(TM) Semi-sweet ones)
-OR- 1 cup M+M's (TM)
Measure brown sugar into mixing bowl. Place butter on top and microwave to melt the butter. Blend thourally. Add the egg and blend again. Add the Bisquick (TM) and blend as thourally as you can (but don't spend a long time on it!). Mix in the choc. chips OR the M+M's(TM).
Scoop dough onto sprayed pans.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
LET COOKIES COOL ON THEIR PANS!
A single batch makes 2 dozen cookies.
Fix yourself a tall glass of white milk (CALCIUM! ;-p), grab a couple of cookies, and e-n-j-o-y!! ;-)
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You might also enjoy these recipes using Bisquick(TM) or Jiffy(TM) -
~ Wonderful Plain Muffins
~ Chocolate Pudding [good served hot or cold!]
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~ "This Week's Craving's" (every week it's a different category), hosted by Tina, from 'Mom's Crazy Cooking' (http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com) with the help of two blogging friends.
and then Next Week, I 'plan' on linking this particular posting up to:
~ "Melt in Your Mouth Monday('s)", hosted by Jane Doiron, at 'Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms .. and other delicious recipes!' (http://www.makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.com)
~ "Making Your Home Sing Monday('s)", are hosted by Nan, at 'Mom's the Word (I love to hear)' (http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/).
~ "Homemaker Mondays ... Yours, Mine & Ours", are hosted by Jen, at '11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven' (http://rtheyallyours.blogspot.com/).
~ "Market Yourself Monday", are hosted by Sumo, at 'Sumo's Sweet Stuff' (http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/)
~ "Delectable Tuesday('s)", hosted by Stephani, at 'Home Sweet Farm' (http://www.ourjourneytoasimplerlife.blogspot.com/)
~ "Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits", hosted by Susan, at 'Permanent Posies - Creative Chaos' (http://permanentposies.com/)
~ "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Lisa, at 'Blessed with Grace' (http://blessedwithgrace.blogspot.com).
~ "Tuesdays at the Table", are hosted by Cole, at 'All The Small Stuff' (http://allthesmallstuff-cole.blogspot.com/).
~ "Kitchen Tip Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Tammy, at 'Tammy's Recipes' (http://www.tammysrecipes.com/).
~ "Tasty Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Jennifer, at "Balancing Beauty and Bedlam" (http://www.beautyandbedlam.com/)
~ "Foodie Wednesday('s)", hosted by Bibi, at 'Daily Organized Chaos' (there is nothing wrong with living with chaos as long as it's organized) (http://www.dailyorganizedchaos.com)
~ "Whatever Goes Wednesday('s), hosted by Michelle, at 'Someday Crafts' (http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/)
~ "Recipe Swap Thursday('s)", hosted by Alison, at 'Prairie Story' (http://www.prairiestory.com/)
~ "Full Plate Thursday('s), hosted by Miz Helen, at 'Miz Helen's Country Cottage' (http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/)
~ "Sweet Tooth Friday('s)", hosted by Alli, at 'Alli 'n Son' (Parenting and Life with a side of Chocolate) (http://alli-n-son.com/)
~ "Foodie Friday('s)", are hosted by "Gollum" (aka: Michael), at 'Designs by Gollum' (http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/)