Saturday, July 23, 2011

Is it possible?

As you know my pal Miss Ott, A likes to keep me on my toes in the kitchen with her monthly Iron Chef Challenges.  From duck to lamb to canned tomatoes and more, we've tried it all thanks to her.  Thankfully, this month's challenge fell a little bit closer to home as the secret ingredient for July is flour, but not just any flour, King Arthur flour to be exact.

We love to bake at this pigpen so we use a lot of flour around here; however, we don't normally buy King Arthur flour so I was very excited to have a reason to try it for this challenge.  (My mother-in-law bakes with King Arthur quite frequently so I am familiar with its goodness.)  And to even sweeten the deal, I received a coupon from King Arthur for a free bag of flour so I was pretty pumped to get baking for this challenge.

Truthfully, the big challenge for me was finding the time to actually bake as it's been a little crazier than normal around this pigpen.  Well tonight, Bubby decided we needed to make some chocolate chip cookies so we thought we would see if it was possible to make the Original Nestle' Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies even better with King Arthur flour.

Bubby can be a tough critic at times, but I'll let you be the judge on if the cookies were a hit or not.

The recipe we used was straight off the chocolate chip cookie bag, but in case you don't have one handy, here it is:

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups Nestle' Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 c. chopped nuts (optional at this pigpen)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl until creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in morsels and mix.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets (we lined ours with parchment paper).

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes ; remove to wire racks.

Enjoy and Thanks again to King Arthur flour!!




  1. They look absolutely yummy!

  2. Yum! Love choc chip cookies! :)

  3. Is there really anything better to bring a family closer than baking and eating chocolate chip cookies after a long hot summer day!

  4. I love seeing Bubby in the kitchen cooking and baking. Such a well-rounded young man you're raising!

  5. Firstly, have you seen the episode of Friends where Phebe shares her Grandma Nes Leigh Tollhouse's Chocolate chip cookies and Monica finds out it's the recipe on the back of the bag?? Classic!! I think you may have to start a new series "cooking with bubby" after this. Glad you liked the flour and thanks for linking up to the Iron Chef Challenge!


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