Monday, 19 March 2012

Ahh Chocolate...

Greetings everyone!

It is a pretty well known fact that the closer you get to the source, the less expensive a product. Chocolate chip cookies are a great example of this. A bag of cookies can range anywhere from $2.99 to $4.99 a bag, and will contain at most three dozen cookies.

A bag of chocolate chips can be purchased for about $3.49 and can be used to make 150 cookies....depending on the recipe.

The advantage to making your own cookies is that the list of ingredients is about 1/5th of the ingredient list of store bought cookies....if you know what I mean.

Here is the recipe we use for our home made cookies, which we got from an old friend many years ago:

1lb margarine melted

3cups brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

1-2 tbsp vanilla

3 cups rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups flour

3 cups chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients in order. Drop spoonfuls on a baking sheet. Preheat oven 350 F and bake for 8-10 minutes

Yields approx 150 cookies

For an extra tasty treat...try this...

50 cookies

1 tub of cream cheese

Blend together

Roll into balls and dip in melted chocolate.



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