Friday, December 3, 2010

Merry Christmas to Meeee

Some people want their two front teeth for Christmas.. Others want the latest fancy gizmo with blinking lights. Not me, I've never been much of a technie. If it was up to me, we'd still be playing 2-D Super Mario Bros. where yes! you do need a running start to jump over the gap and Ms. Peach is waiting for me to school King Kroopa to get her to grab a shake (which has yet to happen). I've never really needed the "latest and greatest" of anything until my cake decorating class. After the 4 a.m. Great Pumpkin Disaster that involved many initimate hours with my hand mixers, it was time to graduate to the big leagues... investing in a countertop stand mixer... and not just any mixer! I was going to join the elite group of bakers (in my mind of course) and get a Kitchenaid Mixer! (Please imagine me onto of a cupcake with the theme of Superman playing in the background)

You know when the big box came, I was going to open it. Pshhh... I'm on the forefront of a generation of instant gratification... Santa can leave me a lump of coal on Christmas morning.
So what was I going to make?? I mean this was the kick-off to many many years of mixer explosions... err.. success ahead! I decided to start of with a good ol'chocolate chip cookie :)
Look at that! No flour on my counters! No gooeiness leaking! And best of all, no Zack Morris bang wave due to shortening in my hair!

Ok I didn't take picture of the end results mostly because 5 were consumed right away. I couldn't control myself... My inner Cookie Monster was released! But they were delish!
What you'll need:
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar (make sure you pack this down tight in the measuring cup)
1/2 cup of butter or margarine (softened at room temperature)
1 tsp of Pure Vanilla
1 egg
1 tsp of baking soda
1.5 cups of flour
6 oz of chocolate chips
The "How-to":
1. Beat the sugars, butter and vanilla for about 2 minutes; pre-heat your oven to 375F
2. Add in the egg and beat in about 30 seconds
3. Gradually add in the flour and baking soda, mix for about 2 minutes of medium speed
4. Add in the chocolate chips and beat for another 30 seconds (until well incorporated, should be less than a minute)
5. Using a small scoop or a tbsp, place the balls of dough about 2 inches apart on a cookie tray
6. Back for 10-12 minutes, cool and enjoy!


AMH said...

you are so cute Piyusha! :-) Happy baking!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Catching up on blog reading and I found this post to be hilarious. I have a very similiar picture on my blogging, hugging my Kitchenaid :) Hope you're loving it!

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