Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanuts and Cinnamon & Kodak Gallery Photo Book


This cookie rocks! The combination of chocolate, cinnamon and peanuts seemed odd to me at first, but it works so well. The dough gets a bit thick near the end so I would suggest using an electric mixer or a strong husband to do the mixing. ;) I prefer the latter… anything to get a muscular man into the kitchen. Haha

The original recipe called for ½ cup smooth peanut butter, but due to a miscommunication between me and the mixer – it did not make it in. No worries, the cookie rocks and I am not sure if I would want any more peanut flavor in it since everything seems to jive so well as is. We took these to a party and they vanished like hot cakes. (Not sure if hot cakes would really go that fast, but you get what I am saying.) :)

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanuts and Cinnamon
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Put butter in bowl and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, until smooth. Add sugars; mix 2 minutes. Mix in eggs. Slowly add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, peanuts, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Refrigerate dough until it is slightly firm, 15 minutes
  5. Grease cookie sheets
  6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Space balls 2 to 3 inches apart on baking sheets
  7. Bake until just golden, about 10 minutes
  8. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

     Foodbuzz Tastemakers - Kodak Gallery Photo Book
    Through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I was recently chosen to receive a free Kodak Photo Book. Awesome huh? It was up to me what I wanted to put in my photo book and all I had to do was blog about it. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. ;)

    I pondered what I could do my photobook; pictures of the kids, a 4th of July book, maybe a Summer 2011 book – when my husband says, “You should do a cookbook.” Pretty obvious huh? Turned out to be a great idea and I love the end product. I picked my favorite recipes thus far on Hungry Harps and created, The First Cookbook. Very, very cool. :)

    It is super easy to use Kodak’s templates to create your own photobook, their site is set up so the process is step-by-step. You pick your cover, background templates, upload your pictures, place your pictures and add your text – voila! your book is done! Each step is customable, so it truly is one of a kind. The quality is top notch and the pictures look stunning, I would recommend anyone looking to do a photo book to try Kodak Gallery. Here are a few screenshots of my book, and a link so you can see what I created. :)




    If you are wanting to create your own photo book, Kodak is extending an offer to my readers of 40% off between now and August 31, 2011. Follow this link www.kodakgallery.com/creativity, and start making your book today!

    Kodak Gallery

    2 comments:

    Tina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Choc chip cookies are such a great comforting snack-always bring me back to childhood days. I like that you added the cinnamon and peanuts, they make for an extra tasty cookie-yum!
    The photo book is a neat idea that Kodak has come up with, especially for food bloggers!

    Inspired by eRecipeCards said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    What a GREAT recipe, terrific idea to add cinnamon.

    And the cookbook looks fabulous! So easy. Just wish they gave you a downladable version so we could share in the whole book.

    Great post!

    Dave

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