Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies to Melt Your Heart!


For the past few months I have been making fudge for one of my neighbors as a thank you for some landscaping help he gave me last year. He liked the gift of fudge so much, he has called me several times to thank me and says it is the best payment he could have received (I still think I got the better deal, as he spent 3 hours with his tractor moving dirt around my yard and refused payment). The last delivery of fudge was accompanied by the usual thanks, but a new request.....could I possibly make chocolate chip cookies for the next item? I said no problem, as always, though in my head I was freaking out. Why was I freaking out, you ask? Well, despite the fact that I cook and bake, and love every second of it, I haven't made chocolate chip cookies in about 3 years! The last batch was not a total disaster, but they basically ended up like chocolate chip cookie pancakes and I wasn't about to repeat that! I don't like to toot my own horn - I do think I am a pretty capable baker, but for whatever reason this request terrified me. When I went to fulfill my promise of chocolate chip cookies, I turned to my good old standby, Bette Hagman and her cookbook called "Gluten Free Gourmet - Revised Edition". I have had mixed results with her recipes, but thought I would give her chocolate chip recipe a try, and am I ever glad I did! They turned out beautifully! Though they are high in calories (even in the one-bite size I did, they are still about 80 calories each!), they are melt-in-your-mouth AMAZING! I am so happy to be able to deliver these to my neighbor today, I hope he likes them, and if you need a great gluten free chocolate chip recipe, I highly recommend the Bette Hagman book :)

3 comments:

englishwilderness said...

"chocolate chip pancakes" reminds me of one of my disasters. I tried to bake an orange cake years ago and it turned out completely flat! :-(

Lauren said...

I've tried gluten free baking among other allergy and food intolerant friendly recipes. But your chocolate chip cookies look fabulous!

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. And thank you very much for the compliment. That was very sweet of you.

Julia said...

I am having a love/hate relationship with all things chocolate so I will reserve my comments about your delicious looking cookies.... meanwhile you are funny! I had not thought about the mowhawk in the same way. Wish I had! Thanks for coming by OSL. :)

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