Wednesday, February 28, 2007

cookie of the week and thrifting

I drink my coffee black. But recently started putting half and half in my afternoon coffee. However, I don't like it cold, right out of the refrigerator. I like it to be room temperate. Our room temperature in the winter is cold.....64 degrees. (that is why I need to knit so many sweaters :) ) So, I pour some half and half into a cup and leave it out for a while before I make my coffee. ( I guess I do have a lot of quirks!) The only cream and sugar container I have is our fancy Chrystal one from our wedding and I don't like using it. So, I have been looking for a new cream and sugar. Well, yesterday, I popped into my local thrift store and look what I found! I was thrilled. They were marked .99 cents each. When I got to the register to buy them the woman told me they were 1/2 off! .99 cents total! How awesome was that? I love them and the avocado green is a total throw back from the 70's.
It was Charlie's pick for the cookie this week. These were an absolute hit! I am not sure where this recipe originated. We have had it forever. I have made a few changes to the original.
Chocolate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour (I use bread flour )
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (I used mint chocolate swirl chips)
Heat oven to 375. Beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add dry ingredients until soft dough forms. Stir in chips. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.
Make some coffee....grab your knitting.....enjoy!

6 comments:

Kerstin said...

Great find! There's a good thrift store one town away. I'll have to make more of an effort to get there. Ok, now you've inspired me to warm up the butter. I have to make a batch. For Sam, of course.

tiennie said...

I love your cream/sugar set! If only I had the patience to bake - those cookies look so yummy!

KeanaLee said...

LOVE THEM! I love to go to thrift stores & even vintage clothing stores. I get a lot of my glassware, platters & plates second hand. My daughter & I do a lot of Estate/Yard Sale hopping in the spring & I have found some amazing furniture I have either had refinished or I refinished. One of the chairs I have in our family room is 60 years old, it's a fireside chair, when I had it refinished the guy said, "hang on to this it is solid oak frame & all, you don't find these anymore."
I bought it for $5, but because I couldn't refinish it myself it was quite expensive but worth it.

smf.somuchfun said...

That green is so in, what a cute set and for such a deal, nice!

Dipsy said...

Now, that was certainly an amazing deal! I really love your cream and sugar set, the colour and the shape of it is so beautiful!
And yummy! Thanks ever so much for sharing that recipe - these are my fave kind of cookies and mind you, I'll be off making them soonest possible! I'm already drooling at the mere thought! ;)

Alisha said...

Oh I think your find was as good as mine!!!

Those cookies look so awesome!!