May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

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!

8 comments:

That Girl said...

Chocolate sugar cookies? What a cool twist on a classic

Jenny said...

Ooooo, these sound delectable Patsy! Happy Mother's Day to you! It's hard to stay out of the kitchen isn't it?!! I couldn't resist tonight either!

Cate said...

Oooh, those sound like a delicious twist on sugar cookies.

Megan said...

These sound very good indeed. one cup butter for 6-8 cookies. They have to be sinful!!!

Lina said...

Sounds like you had a great mothers day! these cookies look so yummY!!! mmm

Patricia Scarpin said...

I have made these and they are so delicious!

Steph said...

They sound delicious! I have never had chocolate sugar cookies before, these sound delightful!

Patsyk said...

that girl & cate - oh, yes, these are worth a try since they improve on the traditional sugar cookie!

Jenny - yep, they are delectable! Happy Mother's Day to you (a bit belated!).

Megan - they are a "treat" with all that butter!

Lina - I did have a nice mother's day. Thanks for stopping by!

Patricia - I couldn't resist making them after seeing the picture.

Stephanie - they are so good, you may not want to go back to the "usual" sugar cookies!

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