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Thread: Come to the Dark Side- I Have Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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    I write stories every day and even if I do a recipe I need a story:)
    So here is my recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies ever. Okay in my mind:)

    Come to the Dark Side- I Have Chocolate Chip Cookies!


    Besides my smile, I am also known for two things - my chocolate chip cookies,and my brownies.

    I have literally carried around these recipes for years in my purse, as well as notations for my Apple Crisp and Fake Greek Moussaka Casserole. Before I got Celiac disease, I would make these cookies all the time. The smell alone would bring a smile to my face; now I just make them for family and friends.

    I secretly called the recipe "My Dark Side Chocolate Chip Cookies".


    Everyone has a dark side somewhere even if some people do not admit it. Mine lasted for years, until a lovely doctor from Trinidad found out I did not have emotional issues that everyone else thought I had. No, she realized right away that I had brain damage in the temporal lobe from a difficult forceps birth. Further tests proved her correct, and my life became 100% better with her help.

    The night before I found the Doctor that saved my life, I stupidly tried to overdose on a bottle of prescription medicine for the millionth time. The next day, still alive, I realized a solution needed to be found. I could no longer live like that, and reluctantly, I checked myself into The Royal Ottawa Hospital that very afternoon.



    I quickly found out I did not fit into this place, and wanted out, as soon as I got in. They insisted I had to spend the night, and my fate would be decided the next morning.

    So, that night I shared a room with two other women. One had almost killed her mother, and the other had to wear a shower cap, as she continually pulled out her hair.
    The week before, I had been given a real bad haircut, and realized after a few hours that I was still wearing one of my really cool wigs. As I removed the wig to go to sleep, the woman that had the hair issue started to scream.

    This "hairy" removal was seriously bothering her, and she was making a huge scene. I feared she might make my issues worse, so I quickly dove into my purse and handed her a small bag that held two of my homemade chocolate chip cookies. After looking at them closely, and then slowly biting into one, she quickly started to smile and laughed about my wig.

    Whew! The hair raising dilemma was over!

    The next morning after an EEG they agreed my issue could be handled as an out patient, and I was released. I can still remember to this day walking out the front door and smelling nothing but the fresh air. I immediately went home and made more cookies.

    This was not the only time my chocolate chip cookies came to save the day. The next time was documented in the Ottawa Xpress. They were the cookies that stopped a fight between the Vancouver punk rock band Gob and a nasty bar owner.

    But, that my friends is another story.

    Images and Words by Linda Seccaspina 2011



    Here lies the recipe for The Dark Side Chocolate Chip Cookies.



    * 2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 cup butter, at room temperature
    * 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    * 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    * 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 2 large eggs
    * 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    * 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


    1. Are you ready?
    2. Heat oven to 350.
    3. Mix flour and baking soda.
    4. Beat butter about 1 minute until fluffy.
    5. Add sugars, vanilla and salt.
    6. Beat until thick and pale, 1 to 2 minutes.
    7. Beat in eggs until just blended.
    8. With spoon, stir in flour mixture, then chocolate and nuts.
    9. Drop about 2 tablespoons dough per cookie on ungreased cookie sheets, placing 6 on each sheet.
    Bake about 10-12 minutes..
    I never ever over bake a cookie. I always touch it to see if it's firm on top and take it out. It's a nice soft cookie.

    If you would care for a crisper one, bake it the full 12 minutes.
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    They look delish. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Midge
    I have celiac disease.. but everyone else loves them

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    I am loving your stories And am sure I will love these cookies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    I am loving your stories And am sure I will love these cookies!
    OH MY.. I have so many I curdle my brain.. Here is todays photo blog about food..:) Picture essay and have some food next to you..

    http://zoomers.ning.com/profiles/blo...ra-of-memories

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    I loved your story!!! So glad you found your way to a better life.
    Jo Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by joivey
    I loved your story!!! So glad you found your way to a better life.
    Jo Ann
    Thanks Jo Ann... I am going to post each day the stories I write in the general area..:)
    I love to write.. It soothes the soul.
    HUGGGGGGGGGGG

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    Now THAT my friends is a story! Reminds me of "Patch Adams." The cookies sound great and I love the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeegirl
    Now THAT my friends is a story! Reminds me of "Patch Adams." The cookies sound great and I love the name.
    yes it was::)
    I write them every day and since I received such kind words from the quilters here I will post the link every day on the general interest board . You just don't want to tap on any toes..:) Especially quilted ones.:)
    HUGGGGGGG
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    Looks yummy

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    Now what woman in her right mind wouldn't open THIS link???? Thanks, Linda. It is now part of my most important section of the recipe box.........desserts!!

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    I enjoyed your story, and can understand why you love to write. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1
    I enjoyed your story, and can understand why you love to write. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    Ms Murphy1;
    Thanks for being so sweet and reading it.
    HUGGGGGGGG

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    Don't know which I like better the cookie recipe or the "Dark Side" song (forgot that I liked this song). :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa.redington
    Don't know which I like better the cookie recipe or the "Dark Side" song (forgot that I liked this song). :lol:

    I think I will take Eddie and the Cruisers with a side of cookies.:)

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    Oh sound delicious. Where did I put my chocolate chips? grin

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt3311
    Oh sound delicious. Where did I put my chocolate chips? grin
    I have one for brownies too..:)

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    Thank-you for sharing the cookie recipe. Now I'd like to know the story about the punk rock band. It's like a 'be continued' series. So what happened next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    Thank-you for sharing the cookie recipe. Now I'd like to know the story about the punk rock band. It's like a 'be continued' series. So what happened next?
    LOL
    now that's funny.. The huge sports bar was duking it out almost with the punk band and I came out with cookies and like the mother hen I am I pulled both sides aside and gave them a talking too. Well mostly the big apes from the Sports Bar..:)

    It did not matter if I was short and they were big lugs. I gave each side cookies and packed a lunch for the punk band and they were on their way. Someone saw it all and it was in the newspaper of which I still have a copy of the article.:)

    I will always be a mother hen to everyone.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaSeccaspina
    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    Thank-you for sharing the cookie recipe. Now I'd like to know the story about the punk rock band. It's like a 'be continued' series. So what happened next?
    LOL
    now that's funny.. The huge sports bar was duking it out almost with the punk band and I came out with cookies and like the mother hen I am I pulled both sides aside and gave them a talking too. Well mostly the big apes from the Sports Bar..:)

    It did not matter if I was short and they were big lugs. I gave each side cookies and packed a lunch for the punk band and they were on their way. Someone saw it all and it was in the newspaper of which I still have a copy of the article.:)

    I will always be a mother hen to everyone.:)
    Thank-you Linda. Glad the "kids" stopped fighting. Cookies should be sent to the Middle East, just might be a better problem solver than war. Mother hens are always needed everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaSeccaspina
    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    Thank-you for sharing the cookie recipe. Now I'd like to know the story about the punk rock band. It's like a 'be continued' series. So what happened next?
    LOL
    now that's funny.. The huge sports bar was duking it out almost with the punk band and I came out with cookies and like the mother hen I am I pulled both sides aside and gave them a talking too. Well mostly the big apes from the Sports Bar..:)

    It did not matter if I was short and they were big lugs. I gave each side cookies and packed a lunch for the punk band and they were on their way. Someone saw it all and it was in the newspaper of which I still have a copy of the article.:)

    I will always be a mother hen to everyone.:)
    Thank-you Linda. Glad the "kids" stopped fighting. Cookies should be sent to the Middle East, just might be a better problem solver than war. Mother hens are always needed everywhere.

    You know thats so funny because that is what the newspaper said.. send me and the cookies off somewhere to do some good.:)

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    thanks for the recipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks for the recipe
    Thanks Ms Crafty Bear.. Love your recipe blog..
    One can never have too many recipes..:)
    HUGGGGGGGG

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaSeccaspina
    Quote Originally Posted by theresa.redington
    Don't know which I like better the cookie recipe or the "Dark Side" song (forgot that I liked this song). :lol:

    I think I will take Eddie and the Cruisers with a side of cookies.:)
    Sounds good to me :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa.redington
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaSeccaspina
    Quote Originally Posted by theresa.redington
    Don't know which I like better the cookie recipe or the "Dark Side" song (forgot that I liked this song). :lol:

    I think I will take Eddie and the Cruisers with a side of cookies.:)
    Sounds good to me :thumbup:
    I will provide the cookies if you provide Eddie..:)

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