Old and New

I've intended to get back to this blog for some time now. I plan to post a series of recipes and look forward to your feedback. Pass on your own special recipes.

As you know from my initial blog, I love recipes that have been handed down from a relative or friend. Its comforting to know that the recipe is a good one. However I tend to read several foodie publications each month and rip out what sounds good to me. I make these recipes and always seem to wish I hadn't. For example, tonight I made Tex-Mex Chili, it looked and sounded great in the magazine however as I was stirring the pot, tasting here and there, I knew this was a dud. I received verification from my always complimenting husband by the lack thereof as he was eating. I wish I had made my regular old chili. Next time....

Tonight I will start this series with a classic. This classic has been given several twists and the outcome is delightful. Enjoy...

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

1/2 c. rolled oats
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. soft butter
3/4 c. dark brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
2 large eggs
3 c. chocolate chips or chunks
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Grind the rolled oats into a fine powder. Blend with all other dry ingredients. In seperate bowl cream the sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon juice. Add eggs one at a time and blend until smooth. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and blend well. Chill the dough for at least eight hours. Using a medium scoop place dough two inches apart. Bake on 300 for 10, increase the oven to 325 and bake an additional 4 minutes or until edges have browned lightly. Cool on a wire rack.