Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans
1 pound margarine, softened
4 medium eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
11/2 cups packed light brown sugar
11/2 cups granulated sugar
41/2 cups all-purpose flour
8 ounces large pecan pieces
36 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1. Mix margarine, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, brown
sugar and granulated sugar together thoroughly, until
creamed. Add flour—gently! You don’t want a snowstorm
in your kitchen.
2. Blend pecans thoroughly into batter.
3. Lastly, stir in the most important ingredient in chocolate
chip cookies—the chocolate chips! Stir only until the chips
are well integrated in the batter. Excessive mixing will cause
batter to become too dark.
4. Put batter in airtight container and chill overnight.
5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Drop cookies by the heaping
teaspoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, about an
inch apart. Baking time will vary depending on how cooked
you desire your cookies. I’m a crunchy, you might be a
softie. I don’t know about you, but when I bake cookies
at home, I never trust a kitchen timer—I watch over them
to see when they’re done to perfection! The cookies also
like the attention. You might even want to talk to them.
That’s baking with love!
This recipe is larger than normal (it’s Costco size) and will
make approximately 250 bite-size cookies or a smaller
quantity of larger cookies. Goes great with a nice chilled
glass of homemade lemonade.
Kimo’s Hawaiian Lemonade
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
11/2 quarts water
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
Lemonade, like everything else you touch, reflects your
personality and attitude. So, add a generous helping of
yourself to the recipe, mix thoroughly in a large pitcher,
chill and serve with plenty of ice. Makes 12 servings.
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