Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me Cookies

It's my birthday today so I made some cookies!

For me I made some chocolate chip pecan cookies and for The Good Husband, I made some peanut butter cookies. He needs some love too and I can never just make something for me only. And besides, nothing is more fun than making - and eating - fresh, warm cookies.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans

~Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in 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 nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

~Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

recipe by: Nestle Toll House

Peanut Butter Cookies
3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

~Combine peanut butter, butter, light brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

~Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

~Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.

~Bake at 375ºF for 7 to 8 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown.

recipe by: JIF Peanut Butter


Amanda said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! they look SOOOO yummy :)

Laura P. said...

Happy birthday! those cookies look delicious!

KMAYS said...

Well happy birthday! Those cookies are well-deserved.

Ms. Foodie said...

You are such a good wife to make your husband cookies on your birthday.

Many happy returns! ; )

annie said...

I love the picture with the candle in it.
I hope it was a wonderful day!