Saturday, April 02, 2011

A taste of summer

I know it's not summer yet, but I'm ready for it anyway.

These yummy cookies have me dreaming of a wicked combo of grilled peaches (on the bbq) and vanilla bean ice cream....white chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies piping hot out of the oven- now that's something I can get behind!

I recently went through our bookshelves and came across Southern Living's Best Loved Cookies among my cookbooks. And seeing that both my husband and my father-in-law are self-proclaimed cookie monsters I have decided to work my way through all (that might be a bit ambitious) 50 recipes!

I've been popping the dough in the freezer and making them in small batches (so as not to ruin my new stomach flu figure- finally back to my pre-pregnancy weight, 3 years later!)  I've always said that I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight ;)

Next time you're over for a visit you might ask me what recipe I'm on...Mississippi Mud Cookies are up next (think chocolate, pecans, and marshmallows.) I'd be happy to share!

Please summer, come quickly...or at least give us a really warm Spring, I think we deserve it!

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend, both my boys are napping so I've been enjoying a bit of *me* time.


p.s. a few weeks ago I tried the Chunky Chocolate Gobs and fell in love...they're rich (so you could possibly skip the oreo cookies) but worth it...the coconut chunks really push it over the edge.

p.p.s. if you're planning on freezing the dough I recommend making them into balls first and then adding a couple of minutes to the cooking time.  I actually think freezing them first helps to make the final product a lot more moist.


katie on the front porch said...

It helps make the project a lot more WHAT?!? =)

Pat said...

How about a cheesecake phase next? or homemade ice cream :P

alisha said...

Loved those gobs! I must admit to being a raging cookie monster as well, so let me know when you need any more testers.

Kristen said...

a great project, jenny! :) we all loved trying the gobs, too. yumm!

Claire Carey said...

Now I'm craving cookies...Is it okay to eat a cookie for breakfast?! :)

Casey said...

what a fun idea! I also have a cookie monster in the house, who would love to help me work my way through our cookie cookbooks. :)

The Courter Family said...

yum, yum! I just had to make some cookies after reading this!! and yes...I agree!!! we deserve a warm spring...I hope this rain just stops :) happy baking!!

Jenny said...

i almost wrote (sorry katie) after i wrote that word...but if that's what it takes to get you to comment on my blog I'll write it every time ;)

hope you all enjoyed a few cookies after reading this post!

Rebekah said...

I think some moist cookies could really help my throat today Jenny :)

Katie said...

Haha, I guess I haven't commented in awhile. Just a warning-- if I see the word "panties" on your blog, you will lose me as a reader ;)


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