The only complaint that I have about summer actually, is that it is just too hot to turn on the oven. (really! that is my ONLY complaint about summer....promise!)
But the oven can do wonders to your mood when you turn it on, letting it thaw out your house from the grey and frosty outside.
And the smell of baking cookies isn't bad either.
My only problem is that with a husband at work all day, and two little one's who get only a cookie or two out of the whole batch......that leaves me to eat the rest.
Which I would, and I do.
And who does that help? No one.
So these are my "weekend cookies" It's a little batch, just to get us through the weekend, and maybe into monday if we're good.
1 1/4c flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 stick butter ( i use salted)
1 t vanilla (I used mexican vanilla in these...yum!)
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Mix flour, soda and salt. Set aside
Blend sugars and butter at medium speed until well mixed.
Add egg, and vanilla and mix just until blended.
Add flour mixture slowly, until just blended.
Stir in by hand chocolate chips and nuts.
Form into small balls, and space out on parchment lined cookie sheet*
Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes.
* I used a baking mat for the first time and was really happy with how they turned out!
What are you loving about winter???