May 30, 2011

the other recipe, 24 hours later

When we registered for our wedding one of the stores, Der Kutchen Ladel in Fredericksburg, had the Betty Crocker's Bridal Edition Cookbook.  I remember scanning away and hoping that I'd get this book.  It had to be good....look how pretty it is.

It's basically a  "how to" cookbook.  With illustrations on what your dish should and should not look like.   I've only made one recipe from this cookbook.  I can't seem to go any further than this one particular recipe.

It's amazing. 
 I've made slight alterations and guess what?  It's still good.
You just can't go wrong with it.

And, now, I'll reveal my second "go-to" recipe... drumroll. 
My all time favorite recipe is: the chocolate chip cookie recipe found on pg. 146 of Betty Crocker's Bridal Edition Cookbook.

These are to die for.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 sticks butter (although 1 cup kind of sounds like less- I've even used soy butter- still good).
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 salt
1 cup nuts
1 bag semi sweet chips (I use about 3/4 of the bag)

Heat oven to 375.
Mix first 5 ingredients using a mixer.
In a separate bowl combined the next 3 ingredients and then add to the other bowl. Combine and then stir in nuts and chips... or just chips (that's how I like them).

Bake 8-10 minutes.  Cool.  Eat.