Happy long weekend everybody! I just spent the past few days at home in Camillus, where I suffered through Morgan’s long and boring graduation (it’s cool, she sat through mine) and enjoyed Kevin’s antics as usual. This week at school the fifth graders watched.. THE movie. So it was pretty entertaining to be home.
I’m heading to Ocean City with some friends for the weekend, and because I’m not a big drinker my contribution to the fiesta is, of course, food. I went to two grocery stores this morning to get the best prices on produce for my famous black bean salsa, and the right wing sauce for my more-famous chicken wing dip. I highly recommend both of these recipes if you want to impress your friends. And maybe these, and this, and this.
I also wanted to contribute something sweet to the mix, but because we’re moving soon my pantry stores have been running low. Despite my double grocery store visit this morning, I didn’t want to buy bags of flour and sugar only to need to make room for them in a box in 7 DAYS when we move. Especially since, knowing me, that will be the box I drop and then I’d be crying over spilled cookie ingredients.
Anyway, I had some remnants of white sugar and flour floating around, and I went in search of a cookie recipe to accommodate what I had on hand. I knew my fellow bloggers wouldn’t let me down. I even ended up needing to use a little bit of cinnamon sugar that I keep in a tupperware container for toast- my bag of white sugar could be measured in teaspoons.
Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Averie Cooks
1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
We’ve made enough cookies on this blog, you know the drill.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes on a lined baking sheet. Allow to cool for 5-7 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.
These are coming in the car with me, but I of course had to try one to make sure I wasn’t giving you a recipe for crappy cookies. We’ll have none of that at Spill the Beans. They were puffy and chewy and wonderful. I think cornstarch has magical powers.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!