Monday, June 2, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cut-out Cookies

My sincerest apologies for the blogging delay... our new furry addition has kept us from doing anything not centered around him. :)

But, in that vein, I wanted to thank my in-laws for helping out with the dog so much, letting him play at their house during the day for the first few weeks, checking up on him, etc. What better way than with dog bone shaped cookies!

The recipe came from the back of a bag of Toll House morsels, but the cutting technique is all my own. ;)

Chocolate Chip Cut-out Cookies
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 c. (12 oz. bag) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts.

Grease a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan (or shallow cookie sheet). Spread cookie mixture onto prepared pan, with the intent of getting the dough as close to the edges as possible. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown (mine took less time, so watch it). Cool in pan on wire rack.

When cool, use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes, then transfer each to a cooling rack or cookie tin. Be sure to space each cut close to the previous cut so you get more cookies than scraps. :)

Dad wasn't sure if they were for humans or not!

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