It was going to be a beautiful day for a run as long as you could wait until after about 10 am. I’m impatient and want to get my workout over in the early AM so I couldn’t wait. It was too cold to do my long run outside at 6 am with temperatures at 2 degrees. I grabbed water, a couple of gels, put the fan on, turn the T.V. to Law & Order and ran for 14 1/4 miles on the treadmill. Finished outside for 4 miles with Shane and Zoey then made good use of the snow by icing my sore hamstrings.
We all had fun in the snow.
And then we ate cookies…
A recipe over 60 years old and made with Buttermilk. They freeze well and won rave reviews by our recipe contributor, Hj. Found on page 203 of our book A Taste of Utica.
Makes 4 dozen
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup shortening (I used unsalted butter)
- 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup nuts, chopped
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 1 TBS vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
Mix all of the above well.
Preheat oven to 375 F (orig. recipe said 350 but I found 375 worked better) and prepare cookie sheets with a light coat of non stick spray.
Drop by tablespoons on cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 12 – 14 minutes or until light brown.
That’s it! You have a load of delicious chocolate chip cookies.
My favorite cookie recipe is STILL Toll House. What’s yours?