Friday, July 20, 2012

messes in the kitchen::chewy chocolate chip cookies

we made pistachio chocolate chip cookies yesterday.  somehow this picture doesn't quite capture their boogerish tint.  take a bite in one though and there's no denying that it is indeed green.  for that reason, they were a hit with the six and four-year-olds.  the flavor was definitely interesting for me.  don't let me kid you, i've eaten plenty.  as far as texture goes they are amazing though.  those tricky little things!  i am thinking i won't make them again until halloween and maybe drop in a teensy bit of food coloring to up the green factor.  a funny  little after school snack perhaps.

all i did was change up a few ingredients from my favorite ever chocolate chip cookie recipe.  i should give recipe credit here, but i can't remember where in the world i got it from.  i'll give you the original and then tell you what changes i made for yesterday's experiment.

The World's Best Chewy Choco Chip Cookies...EVER!

4 3/4 C. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 C. softened butter (not melted)
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 1/2 C. packed brown sugar
2 packages vanilla instant pudding
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

{all i did was substitute pistachio pudding mix for the vanilla pudding mix and instead of 2 tsp. of vanilla i did 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. almond extract.}

1- heat oven to 350.  in small bowl combine flour and baking soda and set aside.

2-in large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugars.  mix in pudding mix until just combined and then beat in eggs and vanilla.  

3-add dry ingredients and mix well.  stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

4-drop in spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.  cookies should be lightly browned on top.

let cool and eat as many as you can before they disappear!  

if pistachio isn't your thing, i suggest you at least give the classic chocolate chips a try.  you will not be disappointed!

xoxo. ash

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