Desperation Cookies

Desperation Cookies created by TeacherKim

I love these cookies! They are sooo good & always come out perfectly done. Evryone I've ever made them for compliments them. (The only problem is it makes 10 dozen, althought I guess that could be a good thing....) I got this recipe from Joanne Fluke's book Peach Cobbler Murder.

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  • Melt the butter.
  • Mix in the white and brown sugar.
  • Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt and mix.
  • Add the eggs and stir it all up.
  • Then, add half the flour and all the chips and nuts.
  • Stir well.
  • Add the other half of the flour and mix.
  • Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow them to cool for two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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"I love these cookies! They are sooo good & always come out perfectly done. Evryone I've ever made them for compliments them. (The only problem is it makes 10 dozen, althought I guess that could be a good thing....) I got this recipe from Joanne Fluke's book Peach Cobbler Murder."
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  1. Susan S.
    3 suggestions based on comments below re: spreading 1. Almost all of Fluke's recipes start with melted butter. Great for not having to wait to make cookies, but could contribute to spreading. Chill the dough in the fridge for a few minutes before scooping and baking. 2. Almost all Fluke's recipes give the direction to pack the flour in the cup when you measure it. If you use any other techniques (often we DON'T want flour packed down when baking) you likely aren't adding enough flour and they spread. 3. Along the same lines, don't skimp on the mixin, and do make sure there are some in every cookie. This seems to help.
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  2. sklhczech
    Loved these cookies! They spread quite a bit but we like a crispy/chewy cookie! They are great dunked in coffee or milk! Definitely will be making these again!
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  3. TeacherKim
    Desperation Cookies Created by TeacherKim
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  4. TeacherKim
    I'm a huge Hannah Swensen fan, and I was so excited to make these cookies. Unfortunately, they were just OK for me. They spread way too much and I just hate that. The flavors were great, though. Probably won't try this again, but it was a fun experiment.
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  5. riley_68
    I love these cookies! They are sooo good & always come out perfectly done. Evryone I've ever made them for compliments them. (The only problem is it makes 10 dozen, althought I guess that could be a good thing....) I got this recipe from Joanne Fluke's book Peach Cobbler Murder.
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