Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm calling this blog Simple Creations because most of what I do involves doing things simply. I watercolor simple scenes that catch my attention. I'm also a writer, and putting fingers to the keyboard is a simple activity. Most of my life has been full of the simple moments and not the grandiose. I prefer being at home writing and painting, but my next favorite activity is being on the mountain relaxing and taking in the atmosphere and the smell of pine trees--catching a glimpse of elk nibbling on grass, watching deer rush back into the wild, feeding chipmunks and watching them go crazy with delight with their new treasures.
Having been the primary cook in my home for over 30 years, I've become somewhat of a recipe collector. I've put together several small cookbooks to give to friends and family for Christmas, and I compiled my mom and dad's recipies and turned them into a nice cookbook for our family. Recently I made some chocolate chip cookies that my ANWA writer's group loved, so I will share it again here in hopes that who ever reads this will try the recipe and let me know how they liked it.


2/3 C. margarine
1 C. butter flavored shortening
1 C. brown sugar
1 C. white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 C. flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C oatmeal
1 C. coconut (opt)
1 C. chopped pecans (opt, but what's a cookie without nuts?)
1 1/2 - 2 C. chocolate chips

Cream margarine, shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in all other ingredients. Mix well. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Makes approximately 3 dozen.


Valerie Ipson said...

Hi, Tina! I will have to try this recipe. I'm always on the lookout for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.

La Mujer Loca said...

CCCookies are almost a staple at my house. Looks delicious. I'll have to try it out.

Steph Anderson-ANWA Chick

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Thanks. I love chocolate chip cookies, too. I will be posting recipes occasionally and book reviews as well.

Cecily said...

These cookies are delicious. I loved tasting them at your house and I've shared the recipe with several people since. Hmmm...I think I'll make them for my company that's coming this weekend. Thanks, Tina!

Jen in AZ said...

Best cookies ever. Seriously. Hands down.