Easy Peasy…

I will admit that next to pies, cookies are my least favorite thing to bake. They didn’t used to be until I married mister no variety. In the beginning, I would make him all types of different cookies and would he appreciate it?…no. He would simply ask why didn’t I make chocolate chip cookies. Grrr. And so my cookie making for the most part has been dwindled down to three types: chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar. Oh sure if I am going somewhere I will make a different variety, but sadly if I am just making for him, that is what I bake.
So when I was presented with the opportunity to review 101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes, I thought, yes, I am going to put the variety back into my husbands unexciting cookie life. Not wanting to send his body into total shock, I eased into one that I thought he would enjoy, Colossal Double Chocolate White Chip Cookies. And enjoy he did. The only thing I changed from the recipe was the nuts. It asked for walnuts. I measured out walnut. I sat them by the bowl. They never made it to the bowl. I noticed this after the cookies were baked.
There is definitely variety of cookies in this book. Next on my list are the Pineapple Bars with Caramel Drizzle. Oh the man wont eat them, but I will! For him I will be nice and make the Peanutty Milk Chocolate Bars. Others on the list to make include: Key West Cookies(you know my love of key lime), Toffee Drop Cookies, Chocolate Marshmallow Melts and Sweet Graham Scotchies.
If you are a novice baker this book is great for you because the recipes are, as the name implies, easy peasy. But if you are an experienced baker, don’t be turned away, as the shear variety of the cookies is the reason to add this book to your cookbook collection. All the ingredients are readily available at pretty much every grocery store out there, no looking for odd ingredients. Clear and quick instructions. The only thing I would have liked is photos. I always like to see what the end product is looking like.
Oh and before you ask, because I know you will, that cup is 13 years old, so I don’t know where you can get it. :)

Colossal Double Chocolate White Chip Cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
Gradually stir in flour mixture,
Stir in milk, semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.
Drop by level ¼ cupfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.

Adapted From: 101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes by Lucinda Wallace and Heather Wallace

Comments

  1. You can find the mug here: http://www.cowdepot.com/cowkitchen.html

  2. Easy Peasy Cookies sounds great and your list of the recipes sounds fantastic. Of course you cookies look phenomenal! The cup however old is priceless!!

  3. I love the mug! Fab looking cookies too.

  4. I love cookies!! I’m working on a cookie cookbook this month, or else I’d go right out and buy that cookbook!

  5. The mug is so funny! Love chocolate chip cookies, especially when it features my favorite chocolate: white.

  6. I hear you about Mr. No-Variety. It’s the same when I bake for a potluck at work. The chocolate chip cookies go in a flash, but the more interesting varieties languish. Where is people’s sense of adventure? Have fun trying all those recipes!

  7. I can’t imagine who wouldn’t love a cookie with three different chocolate chips in it! I’m going to share this recipe with my husband, our resident baker.

  8. Oh please post the Key West Cookies! I love key lime and would like to see how they turn out for you (yep, I’m not above letting you do the legwork on a recipe LOL)

  9. Yes, my husband is the same way. Will not touch the “fancy” cookies, as he calls them. Just a few weeks ago he requested that I make the slice and bake Nestle’s Tollhouse chocolate chip for him. Kinda hurt my feelings. These cookies look yummy!

  10. Nothing wrong with a chocolate chip cookie, but I hope that your husband will broaden his horizons soon- Especially with such a talented and passionate baker in the house, I can’t even imagine how he could stay so close-minded to new flavors!

  11. My husband has evolved a little. He was mostly a no-sweets guy. He loves biscotti a lot though and no likes macarons. He would not touch cake, cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, creme caramel/brulee. So I ate most of the cupcake experiments. The only cake he will eat is something that has nuts in it like financiers. He hates everything with vanilla too. I really love how rugged these cookies look!

  12. That swimming cow in the first picture is too adorable; I love it.
    And key lime cookies sound… heavenly mmmm. I hope you make those. I may have to make some now…

  13. Let me know when the pineapple bars are coming out of the oven… I’ll be right over.

  14. These look great – and the pineapple ones sound super – can’t wait to see them.

  15. Those cookies look good! There are so many cookies on my to try list.

  16. The man is soooooooo funny. I just had a conversation with mine about cookies a couple of days ago because I’ve decided to try a cookie a week. Please notice that I said TRY. My hunkster likes chocolate chip, too. I could just try every choco chip recipe out there. Have a choco chip cookie blog. Huh?

  17. i love that mug!!! those cookies look so chocolately and good :)

  18. Well, I am kinda with your husband… but not. I really love chocolate chip cookies and if I had to live with only one cookie for the rest of my life, it would be chocolate chip cookies. I like others though. But not as much.

  19. I’ve added that book to my Amazon list. My husband would have no problem with me working my way through the book (except with coconut…he doesn’t do coconut which would just mean more for me!)

  20. Thanks for sharing this. Everyone around me seems to like cookies more than I do. I like reading about them and making them but I don’t crave them like I crave other things… or so I thought until I saw your photo!

  21. Mmmmm… cooooookie!

    love,
    the cookie monster

  22. I’m not really a cookie girl either, nothing can beat out cake in my heart, but cookies are easier to transport and can feed more people. I think I need to dust off some of my cookie cookbooks (or buy a new one ;-) ) and start practicing!

  23. Oh lovely chocoalte cookies, I hope you’ll share some of your others too, the pineapple ones sound so good as well!

  24. Delicious cookies

  25. I thought you hated croissants the most?

  26. They look gorgeous! I am a fan of anything baked!!!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  27. I am soooo making these, Pea. Lucky hubby!

  28. He complained the other day I was not making cookies anymore, but this one might stop the whining for a while! Love the cup!

  29. I don’t like making cookies because they never turn out as pretty as yours ;-)

  30. I had my first attempt at normal choc chip cookies a few weeks ago, so I think I am ready for your delicious white choc version.

  31. Yes! A cookie post. I could read all day about cookies.
    Sounds like a good recipe and a good book.

  32. Great review and even better looking cookies!

  33. Actually I am not a big fan of making cookies either. Probably why I haven’t done one in a while. Love that cup though.

  34. You could probably get the cup at Cows in PEI. And socks to match it.

  35. Yummmmm im excited to make these. ive never seen a chocoate chip cookie recipe w/ the ratio of ingredients like this. lot of butter, im so excited!

  36. I made these today and they are DELISH!!! thanks you! the only things I changed were I added more white chocolate and left out the milk chips and added dark chocolate M&M’s!! SO GOOD!!

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