Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Bake

I don't bake in the spring and summer. It's too hot here. I give it a try in the fall and winter. One of
my favorite things to bake is chocolate chip cookies. I baked these this week.

I use the recipe right off the package and I tried these new
dark chocolate chips from Nestles.

I have a secret ingredient of my own. I put in a little instant espresso coffee. I think it gives the
cookies a richer taste. I bought the mini ice cream scoop new last week at my supermarket.
It was $12.00. I tried to find one cheaper on-line. It wasn't there. The tin I found at Walmart
for $1.00. I just added one teaspoon of the instant espresso coffee as I thought the dark
chocolate morsels would add to the richness of the cookie, too.
I add just a few chopped walnuts. It's my personal taste.

I got four dozen cookies plus 5 with the mini scoop. In this photo there are a few missing as
I sampled them.
Are you planning to bake this fall and if so what are your favoites?


adele said...

Yummy - cookies are one of my favourites - I love double choc chip!! These look gorgeous & I love the idea of adding walnuts xoxo

Fash Boulevard said...

the perfect halloween treat. great post, love. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I've got a brand new post on my recent stop to Rachel Zoe's favorite Beverly Hills spot. xoxo

beachcomber said...

they look great..i like the sound of the walnuts added!

FashionJazz said...

These look so yummy! Happy Monday xx

Susu Paris Chic said...

I love any cookies but peanut butter or oatmeal and raisin take my heart the hardest! I'd love to sample some of these... ay ay!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love homemade chocolate chip cookie. I plan on doing a lot of baking through the holidays. Right now, I am really into Nutella.


Fashion Cappuccino said...

I can eat cookies all day, everyday! They look super delicious! xoxoxoo

Luciane at said...

Now you made me crave choc. chip cookies!!! :-) I'm so into sweets during this pregnancy! I'm eating dark choc. peanuts mms now! :-) Like a kid!!!

I'm sorry I understood you were at that house. It's great you know the area though. And yes, I can't believe there's only 8 weeks left to give birth. It seems this pregnancy flew by! I'm a bit anxious right now and I can't stop doing things around the house.

I need to stop nesting and start relaxing! :-)

Have a great day!


Luciane at

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I wish I was at your place! The espresso sounds like a delicious idea. I'm going to try a cookie recipe soon that has toffee and chocolate covered coffee beans!

The enchanted home said...

Yummy!! These cookies have me craving a cookie out of the oven and a big glass of cold milk! So interesting about your "secret" ingredient, I will have to try this. I bet it makes them amazing....problem is that I have ZERO self control around these sweets, but I give myself a free pass every now and then to indulge!

Vantage Point Vintage said...

I love baking in fall!! These look really good :)

Nicole D

Bonnie said...

I need to bake some Halloween cookies this weekend!! Mr. A has been pestering me for some.
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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I love to bake!! Cookies are one of my favorite things to bake and yours look so delicious!!

Erin said...

These look amazing! I went easy and bought some chewy chips ahoy today! haha


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Gaby said...

Oh my! This post just made me very hungry. Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute weakness. If food didn't make me fat I'd eat chocolate chip cookies for every meal!
- Gaby
From Rags to Glam

michelle said...

Love homemade chocolate chip cookies! I never thought to add the espresso, what a great idea.

The.Red.See said...

These look delicious! I love baking in the fall and winter months too.

The Style Crone said...

Yummmmmmm! The cookies leap off my screen!

KimMalk said...

Yum yum yum! I need to get a scoop. I agree they're hard to find at a discount.