I got the hint!

When I woke up this morning, I got a slight hint as to something that I was being, well, told to do (it wasn’t on my to-do list, but I am getting the stuff that is on there done, so it’s not impacting my time too badly).

Here is the hint that I had –

That’s a pretty blatant way to get the message across, I have to say. The hint, of course, was to make chocolate chip cookies, and I’ve obliged by making them. The only difference between the recipe I was suggested to make and the one I did wind up making was that I used a different brand of chips to the one that is in the picture. The recipe on the package I used is the exact same one as on the other one.

I don’t know about you, but I think that Toll House should consider suing Hershey’s for stealing their recipe. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, it went together in the usual fashion – cream 2 sticks of butter with 3/4 cup each of white and brown sugars and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, then adding 2 eggs and mixing that until it’s combined. Next is beating in 2ΒΌ cups of flour, Β½ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda (mixed together in a separate bowl), then adding in the package of chocolate chips.

Here’s what the bowl looked like when I was mixing it all together –

One thing that we’ve always done when making chocolate chip cookies is to mix the chips in using a wooden spoon, and it always comes out good. Here are the cookies before they went into the 375Β°F oven for 10-11 minutes –

Just a note about this pan, it is one of those “air cushion” pans – we’ve used it for many, many years now, and we have not burnt a single thing on it. They’re relatively inexpensive and I heartily recommend you using it. πŸ™‚

It took a little over an hour to get all the cookies done; even after having some of the dough (bad, I know! ;)), the final yield was 49 cookies, because there were four batches of 9 and a batch of 13; here they all are on the cooling rack –

So, I got the hint and came through with it, and there won’t be any complaints about not doing what I wasn’t asked to do, just what I was hinted at doing. πŸ˜‰