Sunday, August 12, 2007

Is it time for Tea?

Have I mentioned that Steve spoils me? He is just the best! These are my favorite cupcakes from Jack & Jill's Bakery in Santa Monica. They are decadently moist and yummy. Quite often he comes home and surprises me with treats for my tea ~ and amazingly never eats any himself. Such self control is quite foreign to me and Mr Puffy.

This was actually a good day to provide me with tea treats as I have new neighbors and I just so happened to bake cookies ~ to give away. The cookies I baked aren't your typical English tea treat but rather are American cookies at their best which means they are chock full of delicious ingredients. I hope you (and they) enjoy them as much as I do!

Valley Farms' Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

11 Tablespoons unsalted (sweet) butter (softened)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. water
1 egg
1/2 Cup extra-fine baking sugar (white granular sugar)
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1 2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour (sifted)
1/2 Cup chopped Pecans
1/2 Cup flake coconut
8 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients except the AP (all purpose) Flour, Pecans, Coconut, and Chocolate Chips.
3. Add flour and mix until just combined with a spoon (not a mixer, or you will over mix).
4. Add Pecans, Coconut, and Chocolate Chips.
5. Bake until golden brown and transfer to cooling rack. Start checking at 12 minutes (but I unusually find it takes closer to 17 minutes).

This recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 dozen large cookies and is from a Bed & Breakfast recipe I found on line, to which I made just a slight modification or two, mainly to clarify the ingredients.


Bridget said...

I'm really jealous! Those cupcakes look really yummy, and then to add the picture of the cookies ...

I'm going to have to try that recipe, it does sound like a good one.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Lucky you with the cupcakes and the cookies look yummy! Sorry about the late reply. I finally did get your message after finding it in my gmail spam folder. I tried replying but I received a "bad email addy" message. Hope to hear from you soon!
Bunny hugs,