Friday, May 27, 2011

Busy-Bee Chippers

We are all alive and well.  I'm  just eating some delicious chocolate chip cookies and its hard to free up one's hands to type when you're busy stuffing your face.

For all those times I've searched for a dairy/soy/corn free chocolate chip recipe on the internet and came up empty handed, I'm posting my new favorite chocolate chip recipe for all of you wonderful people.

Thank you, Better Homes and Garden's Cookies and Candies, copyright 1966.  You. Are. Fabulous!

Besides I bet there has to be someone else doing the same hair pulling searches.  Surely I can't be the only person with a child so difficult to bake for, right?  Right??  Anyone???

Oh, well.  Anyhow.

Busy-Bee Chippers
1/2 cup butter or margarine (or coconut oil)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus 2 Tbl sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 6oz package (1 cup) semisweet chocolate pieces (or hunt down a Kosher Jew and ask her for a cup of chocolate chips if you need them dairy, soy and corn free)(or stock up on then during the season of Passover)(I think Lydia was Jewish in a past life, there is LOTS of Jewish food she can eat.)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I was plum out this time, maybe next bake.)

Cream butter coconut oil; add sugar and honey, mixing well. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift together four, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
Stir in kosher chocolate pieces and nuts. Drop batter from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven (375*) for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. (Or 2 dozen. Apparently my teaspoons are larger then theirs.)

The cookies are soft. fluffy. chewy. and SO FUCKING DIVINE you'll make a second batch because you just might eat the first before the kids wake up from their naps. 

Not that that's what happened or anything....

The awesome thing is, Granma let me swipe this cookbook during my recent visit to her house.  There are SO. MANY. recipes I can alter ever so slightly (one ingredient here, maybe two there) and there's a slew of new cookies and candies Lydia has never had before.  And probably would never have, if I didn't spend so much time scouring for old cookbooks.

The internet is good for a lot of things, though it seems I make most of my best breakthroughs the old fashioned way... opening a good book.


  1. I love this recipe. I copied it out of my Mom's old cookbook; went to make it today and found it was missing the amount of honey and brown sugar.

    Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Your welcome! They are still the most delicious things in our cookie jar!