Happy Mother's Day to to everyone celebrating today! My boys were very good to me this year and it's been a rather nice day. My Husband made pancakes for breakfast, and he gave me the new Top Chef The Cookbook! I'm enjoying reading through it, but really don't think there's much I will actually make from it - at least not so far. My Oldest gave me the sweetest little flower pot that has a flower with a picture of him growing out of it. So cute! My Youngest made an adorable butterfly card at school and it has a sweet picture of him on it as well. I'm a lucky Mom!
I couldn't completely stay out of the kitchen today, so I decided to bake up some cookies from another new cookbook,Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share (Martha Stewart Living Magazine). I have to say, that this cookbook is truly fantastic! A picture of nearly every recipe and they go together pretty easily. A lot of the recipes are repeats from the special cookie magazines from Martha Stewart, but they are all in one place now!
After going through the 50 pages that I have marked to try, I settled on the Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies. It is Mother's Day, and I love chocolate so I figured that the cookie should be something I could really enjoy. Now, when I saw that these were giant cookies, I really didn't think they'd be that big... until I got out my ice cream scoop to portion them out. I just love using the scooper for drop cookies so easy and they all end up looking exactly alike! This recipe makes between 6-8 cookies, and they are each about 4 inches wide. Yes, you read that right, these are as big as bakery cookies. They have a wonderful cakey texture and are crisp at the edges. They have to be some of the simplest cookies I've ever made and they are so delicious!