We are just relaxing around here...nothing fancy. How I like to spend my weeknights. :)
Today, I'm sharing a not so secret fact: I really like cookies. Actually, one of the most popular posts on this old blog is "My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies". I don't know what it is about cookies. Maybe it's the homemade smell that gets through the house when they're baking. Maybe it's the fact that they are easy to pick up and eat on the go, and maybe it's that they are super easy to take to get togethers and parties. Most likely, it's some of all of that.
And of course, I had plenty of bisquick in the pantry.
I also used the opportunity to try baking on the pizza stone. HUGE success. I loved the way they turned out!
(Original Recipe here)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened (I used unsalted butter)
1 cup brown sugar, plus a pinch for good measure ;)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
2 3/4 cup bisquick baking mix
1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg until smooth. Slowly mix in baking mix and chocolate chips. Drop in rounded spoonfuls on baking sheet (or baking stone) and bake for 8-10 minutes.
These cookies were a big hit. I took them to the office and they were gone pretty quickly. I liked that they stayed fluffy during baking and were soft even days later. There was a hint of pancake flavor that sounds a little bit weird, but was actually quite nice.
What I liked most of all about this recipe was how simple it was. I made it between commercials of a TV show hubs and I were watching together. I actually dumped everything in the bowl at once before mixing which made it a little more difficult to mix, but they cookies still turned out just lovely.
So now, there is a competitor in the race for favorite chocolate chip cookies...
On another note, I think my metabolism is slowing down. Really. I have got to stop making these cookies.