Sunday, June 14, 2009

SMS Chocolate Cookies with Toasted Almonds (Pecans)...


This has been a busy week and I almost decided not to bake, I'm sure, like that would ever happen. My DH came home from the hospital on Friday, he had shoulder replacement surgery, and things were a bit off last night. I don't think I slept at all and had to work this morning; at least I only had one client. Anyway back to the baking, this weeks recipe was chosen by non other than Melissa Murphy the author of The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. I knew DH would enjoy these cookies and he did, I don't put nuts in my chocolate chip cookies but these added a nice crunch. I used pecans because I couldn't find the almonds hidden in the pantry, and I was not going back to the store. These tasted just fine with pecans, but I wish I had tried them with the macadamia nuts I found in the pantry. I didn't freeze the dough, just chilled it well before baking; they would never have lasted in the freezer so why waste freezer space, LOL. Nice change to a chocolate chip cookie and a very easy recipe.

Check out the other bakers from SMS, we have some amazing members!!!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm glad you decided to bake this week! Your cookies look yummy! I enjoyed these, though they aren't my favorite ccc recipe... Yours look browner than mine - I'm thinking I should bake the rest of my dough a little longer. From the blogs I've read so far, I seem to be the only person that wasn't completely wowed by these...

Flourchild said...

Im glad you liked these cookies. I hope you get some more rest and your husband is better soon.
Your cookies look wonderful!

Megan said...

I hope your husband gets well soon -

And the cookies look great!

HanaĆ¢ said...

I wish your husband a speedy recovery. I hope it heals well.

The same thing happened to me (almost didn't bake this week). I decided to make the dough (at midnight yesterday). I was glad I did after I baked the cookies this morning. Yum! And it made the house smell really nice!

Pamela said...

I hope your DH is feeling better soon! The cookies look good, glad you had time to bake along.

Karin said...

I love pecans... I was thinking of using those next time instead of almonds.

Hope your husband feels better soon!

The Bahens said...

I agree that macadamia nuts would be delicious!

Tracey said...

Hope your husband is feeling better soon!

Glad you decided to bake the cookies this week! This is my new go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies, I really loved these! Yours look awesome!

hotovenwarmheart said...

Hi Robin,

Glad you decided to bake this week- your cookies look great, and they sound delicious with the addition of the pecans! I hope your DH is feeling better and healing well after his surgery.

Hope to talk to you again after next weekend's SMS recipe!

-Joy