Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!! Plus a recipe to share :)

Natalie Thursday, November 25, 2010
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving.. I just finished eating with my family and now I'm about to make the frosting for the red velvet cake I baked last night :) Then, in a little while I'll be having another meal at George's house & spending some time there. I'm so exhausted from yesterday. I baked for 12 hours straight! I made lots of traditional Swedish (or scandinavian) cookies, Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. My favorite were the Chocolate Chocolate Chip. If you're a lover of chocolate, you should definitely try baking them.. they are soo easy to make and they only take 8 minutes in the oven! Believe me, DELICIOUS. They taste like brownies in cookie form. I made half of the batch with only semi-sweet chocolate chips and the other half with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I got the recipe from here.
  • 1 1/4 cups butter or 1 1/4 cups margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips (12 oz. pkg.) or 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz. pkg.)
  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. In large mixer bowl; cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into creamed mixture. Stir in peanut butter or chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.).
  6. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet onto wire rack. Cool completely.


  1. yummy! that all looks so good! We had a thanksgiving dinner with our American friends lthe other weekend. It was so lovely and I have been converted to green bean casserole and pumpkin pie! So good!

  2. Yummy!!! I can't wait to bake Christmas Cookies this weekend!!! :)

  3. mmmmm everything looks so yummy! Happy Thanksgiving girl!! <3

  4. Yum!! Looks so good. Thanks for posting.

  5. Those look delicious! I am a sucker for baked goods -- especially cookies and cupcakes! Thanks for sharing your recipe. When I was a kid, my mom and my sisters used to bake sugar cookies together. I loved decorating them! Too bad none of my mom's cooking/baking skills got passed down to me. I'm hopeless in the kitchen! (Thank goodness my hubby can cook. Otherwise, we'd be eating frozen pizza every day! LOL!)

    Happy Holidays!



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