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DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP AND WALNUT COOKIES

This is a perfect snack. You get to munching on this pair, and you might forget to mix up the cookie dough. But if you do, then walnuts dipped in cookie dough becomes the perfect snack. So at the very least, power through to the cookie dough.

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There are many schools of thought regarding chocolate chip cookies. We happen to think it depends on what you are in the mood for. On this occasion we were in the mood for the kind that are still chewy, but a tiny bit crispy.

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We add dark chocolate chips to the chewy and crispy cookie requirements. The addition of walnuts to chocolate chip cookies is a good thing. We like a hearty cookie. Everyone claims to have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, but really, its whatever one is in front of your face at the moment.

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Give us your location and we’ll have some doves deliver you some.

RECIPE

makes about 2 dozen cookies

Oven at 375. Line cookie sheet with parchment.

Cream 6 Tbsp butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, and pinch of salt.

Add 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Mix in 1 cup flour and 1/2 tsp baking pwd just until combined.

Add in 1 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are a tiny bit brown.

Cool on cookie tray for a couple minutes, and then cool on rack.

Put a few in a bag and give to your favorite person.

Enjoy.

FARMER BLONDIES

After a long day in the garden, or a short day in the garden when its 90 degrees outside, there is a hunger that is only satisfied by bbq. And then after that hunger is conquered, a new one comes along that can only be satisfied by cookies.

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These blondies are packed with stuff. You just keep throwing food from the cupboard into the bowl until it can’t mix anymore. They fill the house with that cookie aroma when they are baking. They stay moist and chewy for a couple days, which is useful when two people are trying to eat an entire pan of cookies.

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Farmer blondies. Emptying out your cupboards while filling up your tummies.

RECIPE

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 pan. Cover with foil or parchment if you have trouble with things sticking.

Melt 3/4 cups butter. Stir in 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Heat again until its all hot, then let cool.

Pour butter mixture into bowl. Mix in 1 cup flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp salt.

Add in 1 tbsp vanilla and 3 eggs.

Add one cup granola, one cup nuts (I used walnuts and sunflower seeds), and one cup chocolate chips.

Spread mixture into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Let cool and cut into bars.

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