Memorial Day means different things to different people. It is a day honor those who gave their lives so we as a country could be free. It also signifies the beginning of the summer season. This year it’s also a time for my husband and I to keep our doggie quiet since she’s recovering from her ACL surgery last Monday. As she gets better she wants to run, jump and spin in circles like she normally would. This is very bad for her recovery, so we watch and wait.
The summer season means lots of barbaques, grilling and campfires. I originally intended to post a homemade marshmallow recipe which would have been great for roasting or s’mores but the marshmallows were a flop. It was my first time making marshmallows and the recipe included unflavored gelatin which I couldn’t find in my local supermarket (go figure). I found some in the natural foods store but it may not have been the same thing and probably didn’t work the same way.
Instead I turned to a recipe that I’d seen recently on Sugarcrafter. Tracy isn’t the only one that hadn’t tried the NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe – I hadn’t either. It seemed like a relatively easy recipe with a great result and so I made them.
Unfortunately this weekend I was having no luck whatsoever, I made an error with the cookies. I inadvertently added an extra half stick of butter to the recipe. In addition, I don’t have a kitchen scale – except for my Grandmother’s really old one that isn’t precise enough – so I divided the dough into 20 equal portions instead of 3.15 ounce balls. In the end the cookies turned okay. They spread a bit more than they should because of the extra butter and were crispier too but my husband really liked them anyway. To dress them up a bit, I added vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.
What did you do for Memorial Day – family barbaque, camping or something else?
NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 20 cookies Cook Time: 18 – 20 minutes
- Substitute 3 sticks of unsalted butter for the 2 1/2 sticks to the recipe here.
- 1 1/2 quarts of your favorite French Vanilla Ice Cream (I prefer Breyers)
- Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup for drizzle.
Step 1: For the dough: Follow the directions found here with the higher butter substitution.
Step 2: To serve: Optionally warm the cookie in a microwave save dish for 10 to 15 seconds, top with a large scoop of ice cream and drizzle with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup.
Storing: Store cookies in a sealed plastic container for a few days.
Recipe from Tracy of SugarCrafter.
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