Thursday, June 26, 2008

Brenda's Splendid Cookies

If you're like me, you used to be three sizes smaller. I'd complain about my weight gain, but I can't whine in good conscience because I had a wonderful time eating all those delicious delicacies that have made me skyrocket up to a size...well, a size that is a little plumper than I ought to be.

But the heck with that. Here's Brenda's recipe for cookies and it's made for people like me who want the sweet, sumptuous experience of eating something decadently delicious without consuming more than, oh, maybe a gazillion calories. As you might have read previously, Brenda surprised us with these cookies and they are fantastic!

The Recipe
8 tablespoons of softened Promise margarine (or butter, if you dare)
1 1/2 cups Splenda brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baked sode
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup "fat-free" milk or 2% milk
3/4 cup Gharardelli chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray cookie sheet or use parchment paper or a Silpat

Beat Promise and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat again about 2 minutes.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
Add flour mixture to magragaine mixutre, alternating with milk and flour. Stir until all combined.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes.
Cool. But if you're like me and you can't wait, eat very carefully so you don't burn your tongue on melted chocolate chips.

If you make this recipe and you like it, thank Brenda. When she's not baking cookies for us, she's making sure our orders are shipped to happy knitters throughout the world. Along with Tina, she processes the packages of yarn so they can be mailed out or picked up each evening by our most wonderful UPS guy, Marlon. I've got to get a shot of Marlon one of these days. He's looking hot in his brown summer shorts. (Our compliments to the guy who designed the uniform.)

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