Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yummies that Rachel made

I should have posted this yesterday but I was too busy....that's the way it's going to be--you'll have me post several times in one day when I'm in the mood, and then there'll be nothing.

Yesterday Rachel was really industrious. She made us macaroni and cheese (from scratch) for lunch, using the leftover grilled hot dogs from Memorial Day as well, which the kids really love. I like it too because hot dogs and mac & cheese was a favorite meal when I was a kid, and also because when you have 4 kids and 7 leftover hot dogs, there'll be a fight if they aren't sliced into something!

As if that wasn't enough, she then decided to make cookies for dessert, and they turned out great. She used the recipe that Matt adapted from the bag of chocolate chips, but she used half chocolate chips and half butterscotch chips. YUM!
Here's the recipe:

Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tb. rum
1 tb. vanilla
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1-2 tbs. molasses (corn syrup will do, but not as well)
2 cups chocolate chips (she used 1 cup chocolate and 1 cup of butterscotch, as mentioned)

Cream butter and sugars thoroughly. Add vanilla, rum and eggs; mix well. Beat in soda, salt and some flour. Keep adding flour, then molasses to restore good consistency. Stir in chips.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.



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