I’ve always wanted a tree in my kitchen.
I had hoped to decorate it with cookie cutters, but alas, the boys have different plans.
I made four batches of cookie dough. None of them are baked yet — but I have the dough ready. I’m loving those chocolate chip mint chips. The pretty minty green swirled around the chocolate, I just had to put them into the chocolate chip cookie recipe I found on Oprah’s web site. Here’s the link. Cynthia Gourney’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
Makes 6 servings
* 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter (don’t toss the wrappers)
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup old-fashioned or rolled oats
* 1/2 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 bag (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375Â°F (if you want them really crispy, jack up the oven to 400Â°F). Use the butter wrappers to grease 2 cookie sheets. Combine the flour, oats, cereal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
In a second, large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually stir flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by rounded Tablespoons, not teaspoons (I like to use a small ice cream scoop), about 2 inches apart onto prepared pans. Bake until light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Use a spatula to remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
I love it! And what a beautiful window to put it in.
yes, that window is begging for a tree! perfect!
i can’t find those chips anywhere – someone else was talking about them too! the hunt continues….
Very cool… looks like he’s enjoying the decorating. It’s so nice to have a little helper.
First of all, I love your festive header! And I love that tree in the kitchen. Perfect! we spend so much time in the kitchen, it’s right to bring Christmas in there with us!
Oh! Now I want a tree in the kitchen too! Great shot!
I love the idea of a kitchen tree. If only I had a kitchen big enough!
Those chocolate chips sound wonderful, I’d have a hard time letting any make it into the cookies I’m afraid!
I wanted a tree in my kitchen this year too but hubby said no.
Pretty tree, and I love your Christmas header on your blog!
what a nice tree. i was at a party this weekend where we ate mint-chip cookies. delish!!!!!!