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Eggs. They’re pretty incredible. They work as a binder in recipes like chicken fried steak, a leavening agent in baked goods, and they add richness to puddings and fillings.They can be used whole or separated, and the whites whipped into an amazing meringue or Royal icing while the yolks make outstanding custards and fillings. Plus they’re an important part of breakfast. Can you imagine a life without scrambled eggs, quiche, or french toast? I can’t! And they’re perfect for lunch in salads, sandwiches, and more. Yes, they’re pretty amazing.
Eggland’s Best Organic Eggs
I cook and bake with Eggland’s Best organic eggs in my home. I choose them because their hens are cage-free and fed a certified organic all-vegetarian hen feed without added hormones, steroids, antibiotics, animal by-products, or recycled or processed foods. I’m a vegetarian; I want my eggs to be as pure as possible and these fit the bill.
It’s also important to me that my eggs travel as little as possible. First so that they’re fresh, and so they have less impact on our world. Eggland’s Best produces their eggs in the US and the time it takes them to travel from the farm to a grocery store is typically about 72 hours. Additionally, EB Organic eggs are stored in a pulp, and plastic carton made from 100% recycled materials and they’re 100% recyclable!
But don’t worry if organic isn’t your first choice. Eggland’s Best also produces ready-to-eat Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs, which are great for recipes or on the go snacks, Liquid Egg Whites perfect for a quick egg white omelet or meringue, and Cage-Free Classic Eggs.
Fudgy Walnut Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Am I entering? I wish! A year of eggs would go a long way here, and $5,000 would be fun to spend. Here’s the recipe I’d enter. They’re chewy and fudgy, and no one will ever know that I’ve snuck in some extra nutrition by adding ground flax seeds. And because I believe in using the best and freshest ingredients possible, they’re made with organic butter, sugar, flour, and, of course, an Eggland’s Best egg!
- 2 Tbl butter, melted and cooled
- ¼ c granulated sugar
- ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Eggland's Best egg, large
- ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ c all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 Tbl ground flax seeds
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ c chocolate chips (natural)
- ¼ c finely chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients, set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine butter, sugar, and vanilla and mix by hand until incorporated.
- Add the egg and continue to mix by hand until fluffy (it will not look like cookies mixed with an electric mixer, you'll still be able to see the sugar granules)
- Add the dry ingredient and gently fold them in, mixing only as much as necessary (too much mixing can make the cookies tough once the dry ingredients are folded in).
- Add the nuts and chocolate chips and stir just to combine.
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to make scooping easier.
- On a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper, place 1" cookie scoops approximately 2" apart.
- Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Remove the cookies from the pan and allow them to completely cool before storing.
These may be a healthier cookie, but I promise you they do not taste like it! These are so rich and gooey; your family will want more. I’m sending mine to the fire station tomorrow with the hubby. I bet he’ll be a pretty popular guy when he arrives with them.