You can’t go wrong with a cuppa buttah

Soft chocolate chippers are our latest foray into Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies and they are Yum.My. Besides the aforementioned butter, and the usual suspects (flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and eggs) there is a cup each of coconut and rolled oats, a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa, and vanilla, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips. They are as big as the palm of my hand, chock-full of flavor without being too chocolatey, crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.

I put the butter out to soften before leaving for a holiday concert on Sunday afternoon. When we returned from that and dinner, I mixed up the batter, started baking and was nearly done in time for Compline. Bruce pitched in and finished so that I could go knit by candlelight in church. They are an easy, quick bake. A variation that sounds delicious, but we will not try just yet: Adding the zest of two oranges. Mmmm.

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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