Sunday, March 6, 2011

Drop cookies...what are they really?

The other night, my husband and I were having a conversation about chocolate chip cookies.  He wanted me to make drop cookies for him.  Well, to me, drop cookies are dropped onto the cookie sheet from a teaspoon versus rolling the dough into balls and placing them on the cookie sheet prior to baking.  He absolutely swears that dropped cookies happen after you take the baked cookies out of the oven and then drop the cookie sheet onto the counter so that they flatten out.  So, a couple of nights later I went to my neighbors house for dinner.  They were discussing the cookies that had just been made and how they forgot to drop the cookie sheet.  I'll be darned!  Second time in a week I have heard that so guess what?  I had to give it a shot.  Or should I say I had to give it a drop!  I am now a fan of dropping the cookies. 

1 1/2 c. butter (or Mrs. Macs Butter Spread)
1 1/4 c. organic sugar
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 organic eggs
4 c. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 bag or 4 c. dark chocolate chips (I used 60% cocoa chips)

Mix butter, sugars, vanilla & eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda & salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Place a towel on the counter and drop the cookie sheet pan onto it (seriously).  Cool slightly & remove from pan.

*This recipe is from neighbors Nate and Savannah.

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of dropping the cookies either .. but I did try the sun dried tomato hummus last night .. the family LOVED it.