October 22, 2004

Sloppy Joes

MENU: Sloppy Joes, Chocolate Pecan Chewies Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Chewies Cookies
1/2C margarine, softnened
2 eggs
1t vanilla
1 1/2C flour
1C sugar
1/2C cocoa
6T brown sugar
1t baking soda
1C chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter, eggs and vanilla. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is well belnded. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a GREASED cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.

I have a rule about sweets. I never buy them. In order to moderate my voracious sweet tooth, I only eat homemade treats. My rationale is that my lack of energy will outlast my craving. The problem is that when I do make something fattening and totally unhealthy, I make a pig of myself. I adore these cookies. They are fantastic when they are hot from the oven. They are delicious the next day with a glass of milk. They taste wonderful straight out of the freezer. In the last two days, I have eaten 2 dozen by myself. Which reminds me...I have some leftover cookie dough in the fridge....

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