I feel very fortunate that I grew up with an amazing Mom who can bake up a storm. As many of my favourite childhood treats are very sweet creations, I’ve been trying my best to avoid ruining them through unsuccessful recipe mods. I rediscovered the magic of full sugar fudge cake last year, and was treated to the ultimate family recipe (too good to share!) while my parents were here over the holidays. It wasn’t until a recent visit to my favourite Wellington bar that pushed me to work on today’s recipe.
Do yourself a favour and order a Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich from CGR (or grab one from Moore Wilson’s) next time you are in town. This dreamy ice cream creation hails from Wooden Spoon and the Dough Momma cookies taste just like the ones my Mom makes. While I was eating this incredible beast, I ignored my friends for a good 15 minutes. They had to check in on me from time to time.
So to honour this magnificent cookie, and my amazing Mom, I give you My Mom’s (from the back of the Chipits packet) Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Mod.
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp Stevia
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, we were not a nut family)
In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and Stevia until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.
In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture.
Stir in milk chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 190°C for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool slightly on cookie sheet, then move to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 30 Carruthers sized cookies.
Taking out the 1 cup of granulated sugar brings down the sugar content and adding the spelt flour keeps the cookies light and airy, while adding some whole grain goodness. If you want to make these beauties into ice cream sandwiches, I would recommend trying a no sugar added vanilla ice cream, like Zilch! or whatever is available at your local super.