I have sad news. Black Beauty is broken. If you missed it, we finally moved back home. Unpacking & figuring out what all was lost in the fire has been pretty overwhelming. Every day I go to get something & realize I don’t have that something anymore. This past weekend, I went to make cookies for the first time. I got all my ingredients out & started loading up the mixing bowl but when I went to turn the mixer on, I realized it was broken. Apparently the movers broke it. It really was a sad day. I had wanted a Kitchen Aid pretty much my whole life & my aunts bought me mine as a shower gift. When I told the movers today, the supervisor said she’d “grab me another one & bring it over tomorrow”. I don’t think she realizes it’s a $350 mixer. We will see. Fingers crossed it gets replaced.
We had a house re-warming BBQ and I wanted to make cookies. (I have central air now, I can bake when it’s 93 degrees out!) I had mini chocolate chips & Reese’s Pieces. I decided to combine them and they got rave reviews. Out of the approximately 48 cookies this recipe makes, I had ONE.
Source: Tollhouse Original Recipe with a little addition
Makes: Approx. 48 cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 sticks butter, softened (I always use salted)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 bag mini chocolate chips
1 box Reese’s Pieces (4oz)
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine flour, baking soda & salt in a small bowl and stir.
Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in flour mixture until fully combined. I always do it in thirds.
Stir in chocolate chips & Reese’s Pieces.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. I always line my cookie sheets with tin foil for easy cleanup.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.