Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Falling from the sky-eye

Took a rain check on this morning's photo shoot because the house they were holding it in is very dark, and the outdoor areas I was planning on using are soaked. And tomorrow's shoot was canceled by the organizers because of the rain. I don't like winter rain, or snow. If the politics wasn't insane, I'd move to southern Thailand where the rain is always warm and the word for snow is one tone mark away from the "c" word.

Slept till 10, still in bed, fired up the netbook, made some potstickers for lunch at about noon-thirty and then gathered up the chocolate chip cookie fixings and made 6 dozen while watching the Army-Navy game. Even though I mixed them by hand and tried all different kinds of temperature settings, they all came out too fluffy again. I'll put my recipe behind there cut - if anyone has any clues on how to make them less fluffy using different amounts of the same ingredients, I'd be much obliged.

1.5 cups margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
3 tsp vanilla extract
4 whole eggs
24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cups chopped walnuts

Notes: all mixing is done by hand. Keep the chocolate chips refrigerated or frozen until adding them to the mix. Preheat oven to 375°.

Melt margarine in a large ceramic mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla, eggs. Mix in the flour until it is a smooth batter with no lumps. Add walnuts and chocolate chips. Mix thoroughly.

Using a soup spoon or tablespoon and spatula, drop round dollops of batter onto a non-stick cookie sheet. 1 dozen per standard sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes @ 375° or 10-12 minutes @ 350°

Wanted to see Planet 51, but the last showing at my local theater was at 4:30. Time to watch the Netflix rentals, I guess.
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