Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cafe Rio!!!

I've tried a lot of chocolate chip recipes in my life. Ahem. A LOT!!! This one was given to me by my friend Carmonie Russell. It is the blue ribbon winner in my book. It makes a h-u-g-e batch which we use a couple of dozen at a time. I refrigerate the rest and we bake them fresh every couple of nights for a bed time snack. Enjoy with a tall glass of Reed's Dairy milk. ***I admit, the ink is still wet on my New Year's Resolution to lose some weight. But hey, they are that good!

1 pound butter (I use 1 cup butter plus 1 cup of butter flavored Crisco)
3/4 C. white sugar
2 C. brown sugar
2 T. vanilla
3 eggs
Beat together well. In another bowl, mix and then add:
6 C. flour
1 1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. soda
1 pkg. chocolate chips
Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes. (My oven seems slower, so 355* did better)

More good news: The Taggarts joyfully announce the upcoming arrival of Cafe Rio to Idaho Falls! Coming soon to the new building behind Texas Roadhouse! Life is good.


Mindy said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! We have NOTHING here in this town... no Cafe Rio, no Texas Roadhouse... nothing!!

The Brown Family said...

Lee just ran into the Cafe Rio owner at work, so he already had that little gem of info. He is headed up to Idaho Falls today, so that's how the conversation got started...

I had to come check out your post after I read the title on my blog updates because I distinctly remember a New Year's Resolution I recently read about...

And a pound of butter! It's got to be good :)


Buffy said...

I have a recipe that makes a huge amount about 100 chocolate chip cookies and we can't eat that many at once so I make them all into round balls with an small ice cream scoop and freeze what I don't bake. Then when ever I need cookies for someone or something it is so easy to pull out the frozen ones and bake off as many as I need and put the rest back in the freezer for the next time.

The Taggarts said...

I like your new background. Those cookies sound delicious! We'll have to try them...just what we needed...another excuse to eat something yummy. I'm glad to see you're as excited as we are for Cafe Rio!

Kelly said...

No way! How did I miss that news about Cafe Rio? That just made my day :)

Kristine said...

I also love your new background! And those cookies sound delicious.