Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chocolate Chunkers

Since I love baking cookies, and I love chocolate, yes I love chocolate, did I mention that I love chocolate, I was excited about yet another cookie challenge. This week's recipe was chosen by Claudia of Fool for Food . Good choice and thanks Claudia!

Even though I love chocolate, (did I mention that already?), I did substitute butterscotch chips for one of the chocolate chips the recipe called for. The butterscotch took just a tiny bit off the edge of the chocolate and I thought they were scrumptious.
Very moist and chocked full of good things. The cookies were a big hit. They are really rich so it only takes one or two to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
I took the cookies to my big dance Saturday night to share with my friends/fellow dancers at the President's Ball. This is a black tie affair that occurs every September. It sort of starts off the formal dance season for us. My DH looks so handsome in his tuxedo. The women all dress in black or white. There was, strangely enough, one woman in blue this year. No one could quite figure that one out. After all, the invitations did say black or white attire. Maybe she marches to the beat of her own drummer. Or maybe it was just a faux pas. My good friend Andrew Rozsa made this happy picture of me and my DH at the ball. And now I have to share some big news on the personal side - I have a brand spanking new grand nephew! Micah is his name. Congratulations to my nephew Todd and his wife Sarah. I can't wait to meet him in person!
On a side note for the movie buffs, don't rent or watch the movie Griffin and Phoenix unless you are prepared to cry your eyes out. Keep the tissues really close. Not a bad movie, just heart wrenching.
Now I'm going to have another cookie and finish reading my juicy novel, along with a cup of french vanilla decaf.

20 comments:

chocolatechic said...

These were such great cookies.


Congratulations on your newest member of your family.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Nice idea about adding the butterscotch chips. Thanks for sharing the pics of you and your DH and your precious grand nephew! Stunning all the way around!

Cathy said...

These look great, Peggy, and I love your butterscotch idea! Congrats on your little grand nephew -- he's a cutie!

Marthe said...

Congratulations on your grand nephew!!

I too love chocolate, ergo I love these Chunkers! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

n.o.e said...

Ooh, lovely cookies, and just the thing to wow the friends. If I'm reading between the lines correctly, I think you like chocolate, right? Cute pix!
Nancy

CB said...

I am loving the butterscotch chip idea! I think I'd definitely need to cut the chocolate with something. Great job! PS. Congrats to your nephew!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Carmen Cooks said...

butterscotch chips sounds like a nice variation and a bit of a break from the chocolate! love your dress - and your nephew is adorable!

Flourchild said...

What a sweet baby. Your picture is lovely too. Im glad you liked the cookies! I loved them and plan to make them again.

Judy said...

Your cookies look great. I think I heard you like chocolate - is that right;) You and your husband make a handsome couple.

Natashya said...

What a cute baby! I love them at this stage.
I am glad you love chocolate, a must for this recipe.
You guys look very posh and happy at your event. And the movie? If it hasn't hit cable yet - I haven't seen it. (!)

Engineer Baker said...

Your grand nephew is adorable - congratulations! And it's always good to have something to bring such tempting cookies to :)

TeaLady said...

These look yummy. Butterscotch chips. Great idea.

Prudy said...

Oh, how lovely to read a novel with a delicious cookie as a companion.

Mike Spoodles said...

Butterscotch chips! A darn god idea! They're by far my favorite chips, and I didn't even think of throwing them in these cookies. Would have turned out better than my second tray, that's for sure.

Anne said...

What an adorable little baby! I love the butterscotch chips- I think that would be perfect. Nice job!

The DeL Sisters said...

Mmm. They look very chunky!

Pamela said...

What a beautiful little baby! Congrats to your family on the newest addition. Hope you had a great time at the ball. The cookies look fab.

Julie said...

Good gracious you covered the bases!!! hahaha. You and Chan look smokin' hot in your formal attire. And your nephew, Micah....how precious!!!! Oh yeah, the cookies look yummy of course....if only I had tried one of yours. =)

Barbara said...

You two look so great in your formal attire! These cookies weren't "posh" in appearance but they certainly were in taste. Great choice to bring to this event!

Jules Someone said...

Your cookies and your nephew are gorgeous! ;-)