The other day I had a sudden craving for something sweet. Chocolate chip cookies to be exact. After checking my baking supplies I noticed all I had for chocolate was one block of semi-sweet with hazelnuts (works out to just 1/3 cup). At this point I am thinking I am out of luck. Then I notice the package of raisins and half package of peanuts. I really want to make cookies at this point. After all I am pregnant and have started to feel the cravings.
Because of the shortage of chocolate I used a recipe I had for chocolate chip cookies. I decreased the ingredients to half. I used both the raisins and peanuts to fill the gap in chocolate.
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter.
Sift flour and measure out 1 and 1/8 cups. Add this flour with remaining dry ingredients and sift once more.
Then add to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.
Stir in vanilla.
Drop by tablespoons on cookie sheet.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Finished cookies should be lightly colored and not turned brown.
Unused dough can be frozen for later use. Before I froze mine I shaped them and placed them on plates. By allowing them to freeze individually this would save time later. You can then store them in a container or bag in the freezer.
I made a total of 22 cookies in this recipe. These cookies turned out amazing. They stayed soft and chewy and were not overly sweet.
Have you ever found yourself so desperate for cookies that you just gather up ingredients for various cookies turning them in to one recipe? Was it a winner?