Sunday, May 24, 2009

Decadent Cookies

What the heck. Since I’m finally joining the blogging world, I may as well go all out. I’ve decided that I’m going to include some of my culinary talents on this blog in addition to everything else.

Below is a photo of some delicious cookies I make for the family every now and then. Not too often, though. At my age, the calories don’t burn as quickly as they used to, so (ugh) moderation is essential.

I’ve included the recipe below (from Hershey’s website), if anyone is interested in consuming a few hundred calories. Albeit very tasty ones.



- 1 cup (250 mL) golden shortening (I use butter)
- 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (7 mL) vanilla
- 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
- 1 package (225 g) CHIPITS® White Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup (250 mL) coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts or almonds


1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. In large bowl, beat shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.

3. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.

4. Stir in white chocolate chips and nuts.

5. Drop from spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute. Remove to wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Eat with caution...


  1. Martha .. did you really have to put this recipe here for me to stumble upon girl ? !!
    We actually had some VERY good ones we bought at Costco a few days ago .. needless to say they are ALL GONE ! haha .. I am turning a blind eye to this until winter .. then I make no promises : ) LOL

  2. Ha ha... Oh Joy, I hate to tell you this but there will be more posts on goodies along the way. I will be posting a fudge recipe in the near future, so be forewarned! A girl’s gotta share all this decadence, so she’s not the only one that ponders joining a gym after devouring a few hundred calories!


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