Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Good Recipes!

Ok, so, I've decided that I'm going to start cooking again. I've been going through a phase that includes lots of pb&j sandwiches, but that phase is about to end. Here are 2 more good (maybe not super good for you) recipes!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 c butter-softened, but still firm
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 c brown sugar-firmly packed
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, cold, straight from refrigerator
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips, straight from freezer

Preheat over to 350. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl, beat butter on med-high until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 min. Reduce to med-low; add eggs 1 at a time beating after each. Add vanilla. Reduce beater to lowest setting and slowly add dry ingredients. Beat until just incorporated, do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto pan. Bake on center rack until edges are golden brown, tops are still pale, and the centers are soft, about 8-11 minutes, do not over bake. Let cool on pan at least 2 minutes then transfer to cooling rack to cool the rest of the way. This dough can also be frozen!

Wake Up Smoothie

1 1/4 c Orange Juice
1 banana
1 1/4 c frozen berries
1/2 c plain yogurt or tofu
1 tbls sugar or splenda

Blend until creamy; serve immediately.
(I used strawberry yogurt and frozen blueberries and it was fantastic!)