Meet Rhiannon. My Niece. She is one family member that has left her hometown 12 years ago, and basically never looked back. She lived in Cincinatti, works for Delta airlines, and marches to the beat of a little different drummer. I hardly knew what organic was. She is organic. Her “comfort” foods always include organic ingredients. Even her CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!! might not be 100% organic, but the small changes make a difference, and she thought this was a good beginning for me. Shows me just how different things can taste when you just make small organic (and green) changes. She more often than not, skips the conventional grocery store, and plans her meals from the Open Air Markets in her area, or local Farmers Market. How lucky she is to have so many choices like that in the area she lives in. ???? She chooses organic from the food she puts in her body, to the decor in her home, to the products she uses on her skin. I can admire that.
So….I just took a batch of her cookies out of the oven, and as I was thinking of my blog, and how well everyone enjoys the postings about food….it seemed a perfect addition to it today.
Here is her recipe:
1/2 cup DARK brown Organic sugar
2 sticks Margarine
1 cup Organic Sugar in the Raw
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Cream of Tarter
1 Organic egg (slightly beaten)
2 cups Organic flour (if using regular flour, add 2 Tbsp)
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix all but the flour and chips together. Blend well. Add flour. Blend well. Add chips. Blend well.
Bake 325 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are SLIGHTLY brown on the very edges.
Cool on wire rack and store in a sealed container.
These cookies are SO yummy!!! (and of course, comforting) :) In a sealed container, they stay nice and soft!!! DELICIOUS, and you will not feel NEARLY as guilty eating them, Ya know, afterall, there ARE organic ingredients in them!!!!
Who knows, maybe I can introduce more members of my extended family to my blog readers in the future??? that could give me some blogging material as I have a VERY large extended family!! :)
***and rememeber…….post YOUR comfort foods!!!! contest ends Monday. !!!!!!!!!!!!