Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cookie History 101

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As I planned to bake cookies one day, I asked Doug if he had any special requests:

Doug: "Yeah. How about those macadamia nut cookies like they have at Subway?"
Me: "Subway!?!?!"
Doug: "Yeah. Those are my favorite."
 
Psh. Move over Subway Cookie Man...
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I received the Mrs. Fields Cookie Book before Carrie was born and it was never used until she was a latch-key kid at the age of 10. She called me at work after school one day to ask if she could bake cookies. Since she had never made cookies on her own before I protested, "Wait till I get home..." Well, she persisted (in the way that only a pre-teen-only-child-female-Gemini can) saying she'd follow the recipe in the book and she'd be fine. I gave in, ending the call with, "Clean up your mess!"

When I came home from work that night the house smelled amazing. My kitchen was (fairly) clean and the cookies were SOOOOOO good!

This after-school-baking-activity would continue from that point on, and I ended up printing the cookie recipe on a card and laminating it (thinking about protecting my cookbook from a 10-year-old baker). The directions on the right show her version of how to mix the dough. :o)

It's been about 11 years now, Carrie is out on her own, and I still pull this recipe card out when I want to make these cookies. I figure I'll have to give this card up when she realizes she needs it and I still have it. :o}
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I follow the original directions and cream the sugars and butter together first, then add the eggs and vanilla. The dry ingredients go in last...


Per Doug's request, I substituted white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts for the chocolate called for in the recipe.
Mmmm-hmmm...pretty darn good...

Doug says my cookies are better than Subway's.

So there.
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11 comments:

The Norman Clan said...

yum-o they look great!! and your pics turned out wonderful as well. I did not notice those out on the table tonight, this must have been a while ago... ;-)

Mom said...

Superb and tasty looking post! Cute story, too! I was hoping to see pics of today's activities! xo

Gemma* said...

ooh, i need cookies now, they look yummy :)

Rachel said...

They look delicious. I think I may need to go and do some baking now!

Lizzie said...

Great story! You should give that recipe card to your daughter, with a basket of ingredients!
Those cookies look very good. Of course home-made are better than Subway!

photogmichelle said...

mmmm, that sounds like something I'll be makiing today. I have white choc chips and macadamia nuts in the cabinet.

Kristi said...

Yummy!! They look WAY better than lame old subway cookies!

Sian said...

They look fabulous! Wonderful photos..I can almost smell them!

Ruth said...

Praise indeed, great story & you should scrapbook it!

traci said...

take that subway!!

Rhona said...

Oh my goodness, don't know how I missed this post - I love macadamia nuts! Now I've got two cookie recipes to try out - M&M and Macadamia - yum!! xx

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