It is hard to believe that the last long weekend of the summer is upon us. School will be starting back up next week, and the next long weekend to look forward to here in Canada is Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving! Where on earth has the summer gone?
Lately we have been having some very cool, fall-like weather. Morning is cool and brisk, and it doesn’t heat up to much by the end of the day. I even noticed this morning some leaves on the trees that were trying to change. Crazy! Soon the drive to work will look like this!
I’m excited. I LOVE fall. It is my absolute favorite time of the year. And while I am ready for fall to be here, there are some things that I will miss about summer:
1. Barbecues on the patio with the fam.
2. Summer shoes.
3. Cruising the flea markets.
4. Fresh strawberries. And fresh raspberries. And fresh peaches. And fresh melon!
5. Corn on the cob.
6. Long days where its still daylight at 9 o’clock at night.
While I will miss these things, these are my favorite things about fall:
1. Crisp mornings and cooler days
2. Thanksgiving and Halloween.
3. Fall at the Farmers Market.
4. Leaves. The color. The smell. The crunch under foot.
5. Fall baking and the return of warm comfort foods.
6. Spicy smelling everything. Coffees. Teas. Candles. Yum.
And while my cookies and neither summery or fall-like, they are still yummy. And if you a heading out on a road trip this weekend, getting ready for back-to-school, or are just wanting a chocolate cookie, these will fit the bill. I made these one night when Mr. Ginge was craving somethings sweet. They hit the spot for him, I got the seal of approval from his 18mo. old nephew, and they went over well when I brought them into work.
Chewy Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies.
makes about 3 dozen cookies
- 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled.
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 3/4 c. white sugar
- 1 c butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 pkg dark chocolate chips
- 1 pkg Skor toffee bits
- Preheat your oven to 325ºF.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugars, then cream in the butter.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the melted chocolate.
- In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients, then gradually add it to the chocolate mixture.
- Stir in the chips and the toffee bits.
- Scoop out the dough onto some cookie sheets, and bake for about 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool for a couple minutes on the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Don’t they look yummy?