`http://heartnsoulcooking.blogspot.com/ Has honoured me with my second award and as a big thank u and little gesture am baking THESE COOKIES from her blog with a twist...now more on that in a bit....
She's my very first follower and(meant so muc for a nobody even leaves me a little hi blog!!!) visiting her delights me -love her cookies and everything else.I have said this and i say it again -i love how she captures the whole essence of a cookie with one single cute picture what i cant with so many!!!!
And now about these lovely cookies have bookmarked on her blog along with loads of other goodies and chose this one though had to tweak it coz its difficult ot find pecans here so was shuttling between walnuts and hazlenuts and finally narrowed down on hazlenuts and am so glad i did...
Next is that i substituted both cream of tartar and lemon extract with lemon juice coz i have none of 'em...
AND i doubled the amount of choco chips in white& semisweet & milk..mixed-not intentionally but ended up doing just that...
And i used all butter and baked 'em to a golden brown for a really good crunchy crumbly buttery cookie..
I think i can call 'em THE CRUMBLY CRUNCHY ,ALL BUTTER ,GOLDEN BAKED ,ROASTED HAZLENUT,LEMON DOUBLE CHOCO CHIP COOKIES WITH A LITE COCONUT,CARAMEL GLAZE COOKIE GLAZE DRESSED WITH CUT SOFT CANDIES AND SPRINKLES....
ADAPTED FROM HEART & SOUL COOKINGS LOVELY BLOG..
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (lime juice)
1/4 teaspoon salt (no salt coz i used salted butter)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable or butter flavored shortening(i used all butter)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (lemon juice)
1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped(hazlenuts)
1 cup mixed choco chips(the original recipe suggests 1/2)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease baking sheet.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
In a medium bowl, beat together butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, honey, lemon peel and lemon extract. Beat until smooth. Add flour mixture, stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in toasted pecans.
Drop dough by measuring tablespoons 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until a light golden color (do not overbake). Cool cookies on the baking sheet on a wire rack 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
NOTES: Because nuts are rich in oil, toasting brings out the flavor and aroma. Toast them in a 350 F. oven in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 10 minutes, stirring at least once. Smelling the aroma of toasting nuts is a signal that they are ready to use. Once at this stage, they will scorch easily. Toasting pecans extends the flavor of the pecans and makes it seem like there is more than a cupful in the recipe.
You can also add 1/2 cup of mini white chocolate chip to this recipe.(I ADDED 1)
Ok now for the HAPPY HAPPY AWARD 101,it ofcourse really made me happy thanx to Geri and wanna honour her right back officially coz what ,ade me so happy jus a bit back is making it to the THROW DOWN OF I HEART CUPPY CAKES and its thanx jus coz of all u guys....
There were 71 voters and for ur support i got 31 which is 44%,it aint over yet coz JAmieAnne ,will baKe my cupcake alongwith Catie's and the tester will decide which one wins...wish u all were the testers...well dont they say that if wishes were horse's beggars would ride but i always said that if wishes were horses there wouldn beggars....
So back to award i wrote THIS POST ,requesting u all for votes little knowing that all u sweet hearts would actually take the time to vote for me and here i am(hope that in a bit i tell u guys that yipeeeeeee i won.....)
So am passing this award very happily with a gay heart and song on my lips ,not necesarily in this order....with a cookie for each one of u....
1) NATALIE OF NAT'S BAKING IN NEW YORK CITY
YOU SAID-So sweet ! I am on my way tro vote for you right now !! :) Good Luck !
and she was one of my first voters-thanx a ton Natalie-u amde me really happy and over the top so here's ur HAPPY AWARD...
2)ISABEL OF SITIO DAS DELICIAS
Minha linda amiga, já acedi á página e votei no magnífico cake!!!
Um grande beijinho e espero que ganhes!
-mutissmo obrigado mia amigimha ajingha e bejinhos para ti tambem....e meu segundo selinho tambem...
and so for my dear pal Isabel who also made my day and was responsible too,for me reaching the finals as would love to call 'em here's ur HAPPY 101 AWARD .O queridinha isabel,esta e meu segundo selinha tambem..bejinhos grandes e abracos...
3) OF SAVEURSETGOURMANDISES...
YOU SAID J'ai voté pour toi. J'espère que tu gagneras.
Yeah she voted for me and expected me to win and thats what she says in the message-so sweet and we had barely met in blogosphere and so here's the HAPPY 101 AWARD FOR U
4)VINNI OF AMELHIA DIGITAL
YOU SAID Obrigada por visitar meu blog! :D :D
Eu votei 'too'. (sweetestkitchen.com)
I wrote the blog:
Meu voto: ( I voto for: )
Batica – A Gorgeous Rich Delicious Goan Portuguese Coconut Bolo
Kisses for you!!
now isnt Vinni our sunshine gurl-hey yeah she'll make ur day so hop straight by...SO HERES UR HAPPY 101 AWARD TOO...
Vinni ,uma 'HAPPY101 AWARD' (SELINHA)para linda Vinni.
5)CHAYA OF SWEET AND SAVOURY
YOU SAID You are way in the lead. I think it is 41 percent. Good luck. It looks good now.
You bake beautifully...
Oh Chaya,our lovely domestic godess bakes so good herself and her note with the vote made my day too-thanx Chaya i made it with ur vote too.
ANd heres ur HAPPY101 AWARD TOO.
6)JAONNE OF EATS WELL WITH OTHERS
YOU SAID I still maintain that your cupcakes look fantastic. And so of COURSE I voted for you. Good luck sweetie! You're doing really well so far.
Joanne,a sweetheart...no no...evrybodys sweetheart and this is her 3rd award in a row,if somebody doesnt beat me to it ie,thanx for that pat Joanne...i needed the boost and yeah ur vote made me happy too so heres ur HAPPY 101 AWARD.
7)HEATHER OF GIRLCHEF
YOU SAID I voted for ya...good luck! Looks like you're doing great so far :D
HEather also one of the lovely gurls behind i heart cooking clubs,a doll and yeah thanx a ton for ur vote and here's ur HAPPY 101 AWARD TOO....
8)LISA OF PARSELY,SAGE,DESSERTS AND LINE DRIVES
YOU SAID You got my vote, chicky!! Now, did you say there was something else you needed an answer about regarding the cookies? :)
The genius of re working choco chip cookies and the Levian bakery one no less, and cant forget the gingerbread lighthouse surely..that pat and all ur pats meant so muc ...thanx a ton and for making me happier here's ur HAPPY 101 AWARD TOO
9)ROSA OF ROSA'S YUMMY YUMS
YOU SAID Those look so pretty, moist and delicious!
Best wishes for 2010!
Thanx to u too Rosa,the really very sweet anglo swiis gurl whose passionate about cooking and photography and is a sweetheart.
Hers is a much loved blog...
Thanx a ton and for making me happy too here's ur HAPPY 101 AWARD...
10)ARLENE OF FOOD OF LOVE
YOU SAID Your cuppies look delicious. I voted for you. Good luck. Thanks for visiting The Food of Love.
Am a frequent flyer ,as i love to quote u,to ur blog now and thanx a ton for ur vote too and love hopping by ur blog too ...truly food cooked with loads of love aint it?
Here's ur HAPPY 101 AWARD TOO...
10)Ok it supposed to be 10 but i really cant miss out MANDY FROM MANDYS RECIPE BOX
An absolutely sweet city gurl ,now farmers wife so a true country gurl with fresh country food in a fresh country kitchen...howzattt.....
Thank u for making me happy too and here's to u a HAPPY101 AWARD...
NOW HERES WHAT U DO WITH UR AWARD-COPY IT TO UR BLOG,
TELL US 10 THINGS THAT MAKE U HAPPY-WE ARE ALL EARS....AND AWARD 'EM TO 10 OF UR FELLOW BLOGGERS WHO MAKE UR DAY A SUNSHINE DAY..(and yeah thank the pal who passed 'em on to u).
I do ,personally pick out a recipe from the blog of my pal who passed on this award to me but thats coz i chose to do it...as a little thank u and anyway have bookmarked so much so many of ur lovely blogs..jus that it gor done earlier...
AND TO BEGIN WITH 10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY....
1.When you leave a sprinkle (comment)for me, oh i dont have to elaborate how good it feels to read what your heart says thru your sweet comment on my blog.
2.Girlie activities with mommy . .catching coffe at the coffee shop of a lazy lunch at the waterfront, shopping and marketing w her, cooking with her in the kitchen where the helper me disappears a few times, and cuddling up in bed with her for the most blissful sleep. .and her dimpled smile first thing in the morn...am so in love...
3.My colored rubberbands on my braces,specially when my dentist gives in to my color combos..red & green alternately for christmas ,now the next change will be pink(valentines u see...)
4.When i8 and opera and blogger dont bug together and hang up my poor laptop.
5.When i get the lite and angle rite for my pics, i never use a flash for pics so need that rite....
6.The fragrance of my fav pleasures or farahniet or dune or flower wafting all around after a generous spray after a warm shower.
7.The first rains after a very warm summer bring respite with cool winds and the landscapes slowly turning into lush green.
8.Christmas day,holidays,fathers and mothers day,docs day,new year day,valentines day and yippeee its my birthday..
9.Suprises..we are a suprise family here....
10.That said,the romantic in me tells me that one of the happiest days for me will be the drive from home to my where i walk down the aisle and when i have my first babies or rather babies...yeah would twins...date not known...for now any drive whether thru the villages to gape @nature or the sea side to see the waves lash by or marketing with mom...