Sunday, January 23, 2011

Whats In The Cookie Jar

When my family and friends come into my kitchen one of the first things they do is go over to the Cookie Jar and say "Whats In The Cookie Jar". It is very rare that the Cookie Jar is empty. All the little hands and all the precious loved ones who have passed on have taken that lid off to find little treats that await them. The Cookie Jar has been handed down to me from my Mother who received it from her Mother, so it is a very special Cookie Jar.
Whats In The Cookie Jar
As I was traveling about in "bloggerland" this past week I found these wonderful cookies and I just had to try them. They are called Olive Oil & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies and I found them at
The Secret Ingredient Is Rage   
After I made the cookies I contacted Linz and invited her to Full Plate Thursday and she came and brought these wonderful cookies. I sure hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Headed For The Cookie Jar

Olive Oil & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Secret Ingredient Is Rage by Linz
Prepared in Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 cup olive oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I mixed 1 cup milk chocolate and 1 cup semi -sweet)
2 cups chopped pecans (optional, but I used them)
sea salt, coarse
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, soda, and salt.
2. In a larger bowl, "cream" olive oil and sugars. It will get soupy, but it won't really get fluffy like it does with butter.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly in betweeen and then add the vanilla. Now you can put the mixer on high for a minute, just to fluff the eggs out, but don't do it for too long because olive oil can turn bitter if  over worked.
3. Add flour gradually
4. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts
5. Using your awesome cookie scoop; scoop out blobs of cookies dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.(I used a small scoop that would measure a tablespoon). No need to flatten these will melt into gorgeous little blobby puddles.
6. Sprinkle coarse sea salt on top of each cookie.
7. Cook for just long enough, ( I baked them for 10 to 12 minutes)
8. I defy you not to spoil your dinner...(I did)...
These Are Great Cookies
Help Yourself...Don't Forget To Put The Lid Back
I sure am glad you came by to have a cookie and some tea with me today. Be sure and come back to Full Plate Thursday and bring a dish. I will look forward to seeing you then...well if not before.
Peace and Joy














35 comments:

  1. We love chocolate chip cookies around here, so this is on my must-try list. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. My cookie jar looks very much like yours, I did not get it handed down, but found it while out thrifting. When I spied it I could only imagine how many cookies had been inside that jar and hopefully they had made everyone who took a cookie very happy. I like that it is clear and while the cookies are shadowy, you know they are in there. I love the sound of this recipe and cannot wait to make it. Thanks Miz Helen.

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  3. Oh, I love your post about the cookie jar. It sounds very special. And, the cookies in it right now look fabulous!

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  4. Okay that is great but when I come home the cookie jar is supposed to have snickerdoodles in it....okay Mom?????

    I will have to try this recipe.

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  5. These sound wonderful and I LOVE that cookie jar! I'm coming over!

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  6. Those cookies wouldn't last long here...would be one empty jar!

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  7. This is such a pretty cookie jar! I sure wish I had my grandmother's cookie jar to fill up...these chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat for those little hands reaching in expecting a tasty treat when they visit.

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  8. The tradition of passing on the cookie jar is so beautiful :) I bet I will spoil my dinner too if I have these cookies!

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  9. What a beautiful cookie jar..... these are an interesting cookie..

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  10. That is indeed a very special cookie jar! Those cookies looks delightful!

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  11. What a beautiful cookie jar. And it's so wonderful that it has been passed down. I think cookies in a jar are the ultimate sign of "Make yourself at home". Who doesn't love grabbing a cookie out of a jar and standing around the kitchen while you talk and eat. Great post!

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  12. That sounds really different. I love the cookie jar. I have one my friend Roberta bought for me and I love the lighthouses on it. Have a wonderful day.

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  13. Unusual-sounding cookie recipe, but I trust your judgement! Thanks for all your sweet comments that you leave when you visit my blog. I appreciate your observations.

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  14. There's a reason there is no cookie jar in my house - I'd be in there all day, digging out the last few crumbs of these. Yum.

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  15. What a sweet history your cookie jar has!

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  16. I love your cookie jar. I also have my grandmother's cookie jar and it is so special to me. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite...and I love sea salt and chocolate. I have the say that the olive oil throws me a bit..but I trust you!

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  17. I would love a cookie right now, thanks! What an interesting recipe, I must try these.

    -Brenda

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  18. What a very special cookie jar! I'm so glad to get this cookie recipe using olive oil. I can't wait to try it!

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  19. Olive Oil & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies? Sign me up! Can't wait to give this recipe a try!

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  20. I think it's good to carry on traditions. Thank you for reminding me of how much I loved my aunt's cookie jar.

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  21. How yummy, and the beautiful cookie jar sets them off perfectly!

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  22. Ohmygosh Miz Helen these look AMAZING!!!!! I can almost taste them =)

    Hope you're having a great day! Glad you found me in blog-land! <3

    xoXOxoxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  23. That is one fine looking cookie jar, made particularly nice by being filled with cookies. I have been craving a good homemade cookie this week, and this one sounds so different, I do like that it is packed with nuts. Thanks!

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  24. some mighty tasty cookies and i love the beautiful cookie jar as well I am your newest follower thanks for following my blog as well

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  25. The cookies looke perfect and the jar is beautiful :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  26. What a beautiful cookie jar! And thank you for the very interesting (and extremely yummy sounding) recipe!

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  27. My daughter was just asking for chocolate chip cookies yesterday and this looks like a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  28. Oh Miz Helen! These look so sweet! I love that you have your momma's cookie jar! I have my granny's sweet jar! I have a little tear right now of love for both of them! I wanted to let you know that I am giving you a stylish blogger award because you are so awesome! Stop by a moderate life on friday to pick it up! hugs! Alex

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  30. Miz Helen, the title of your post just stuck with me...wouldn't it be a great name for a weekly meme? Maybe "Whats in the Cookie Jar Wednesday" or something like that.

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  31. the jar is so pretty and the cookies sound delicious. i'm so intrigued by the olive oil in the batter, i have to try your recipe. Thank you Miz Helen.
    Hope you'll have a wonderful Sunday evening

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  32. YUM! I love the jar too. I wish I had the energy to keep a jar full of cookies! Just stopping to say thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday last week. Sorry that I'm a bit late.

    Wendy
    Around My Family Table

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  33. Yum, what a divine flavor combo for a cookie. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I hope you'll be able to join in again.

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  34. So glad I found this via a google search! Made them last week and they were delicious!

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