7/24/09

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies/Appliance Review: Kenmore Microwave & Pizza Oven Combo

I have had this recipe a long time. So long, I can’t remember where I got it! Maybe it was printed on the back of the package of toffee bits??
I do still remember the first time I made it. We were going for a picnic with my family to the Natural Bridge in Natural Bridge, AL. It was one of the rare times when everyone - my dad, my brother and sister, and their spouses and children could all go. It was a lovely fall day! We had a wonderful time observing God’s handiwork and just being together. One of the photos we took that day is still one of my favorites of my family. One of the best things about a good recipe is that it can take you back to the events in your life where it was served!

Birthday cookies for a Felecia

I made these to share with Felecia! She just had a birthday!! You can see that I put them on one of the polka-dotted plates I got at Dollar General! Happy B-Day, Felecia! Thanks for hemming Logan's pants, too!! Felecia and Logan have done some "sharing of skills" this week!! Logan and Meagan helped Felecia weed her flower beds, and Felecia hemmed Logan's pants. I'm pretty sure Logan got the best end of the deal!! Isn't it great when God's children can help one another?! I think it makes Him smile!!

Frozen Cookie Dough

This recipe makes about 4 dozen or so cookies. I froze some of the dough for the kids to cook later. To freeze cookie dough, I scoop the dough into cookies, place them on a freezer-safe platter, flatten them (you can leave them in scoops, but they bake faster from frozen dough, if they are flattened), and pop them in the freezer. When they are frozen, I take them off the platter and pop them into a Ziploc bag.
The kids love to bake cookies when they have friends over. We have a microwave/pizza oven in our game room. It is a great appliance! We've been using ours for almost a year, and so far, it's been problem free and works great!! If you are in the market for a microwave, you might want to check this one out:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02066993000P?vName=Appliances&cName=Microwaves&sName=Countertop



Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 oz. package milk chocolate chips
10 oz. package toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With and electric mixer on low speed, cream first five ingredients. Set aside.

Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Combine with oatmeal. Gradually add flour mixture with cream mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee chips by hand.

Place by rounded spoonfuls (I use a medium-sized cookie scooper) on baking sheet sprayed lightly with cooking spray, or lined with parchment paper. Space about 2 inches apart.

Bake until golden brown, 6 -8 minutes.

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