And then I saw my friend Ellise’s recipe for Flat & Bumpy Chocolate Chip Cookies on her blog, Cowgirl Chef, and I finally found time to make cookies, et voila, the Oxo “Be a Good Cookie” spatula give-away is finally happening! Hurray again!
So instead of sharing my own recipe, I’m sharing my friend Ellise’s from Cowgirl Chef from Jan. 15. Look how yummy they look!
These cookies are easy to make. Ellise (who has a cookbook coming out in May chronicling her adventures of moving from Dallas to Paris and cooking her head off, adding a Texas twist to French recipes – more on that as May approaches) uses chopped chocolate; I used chocolate chips (I did hack a knife through them just a bit to chop them, but not too much – I went a bit lazy on that). And I used walnut chips (who knew you could buy so damn many sizes and types of walnuts?), and I liked them. The cookies come out flat, bumpy, crispy, chewy and delicious. I might have one for breakfast, since I got up at 5:45 this morning to write this (when inspiration strikes…).
And here’s a tip: if you don’t need or want to make the entire batch, you can freeze the dough. I just put cookie-size blobs of raw dough into zip-top freezer bags, and then whenever you want or need fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies – voila! – you can pop them into the oven, straight from the freezer. Just add a couple of minutes to the bake time. It’s like money in the bank, especially next time you have friends over.
To win this super cute (and functional) cookie spatula, comment on this post by Feb. 1 and I’ll pick a random winner and send them their spatula. And Ellise’s Flat & Bumpy Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great recipe to give your spatula a test drive!
Let me know how your Flat & Bumpies come out. And thanks to OXO for sharing Good Cookies spatulas and helping fund kids cancer research!