Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, to those of you who observe

Happy National chocolate chip cookie day!

It seems like there is a National (insert name) day every day, doesn’t it? I remember recently seeing something about National Mutt Day (which we observe in our house really every day, because of Gracie). I saw that August 4th, 2021 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie day. I couldn’t let that go by without baking some ccc’s to bring into work (and perhaps let Rob eat one or two).

The cookie monster at it again!

Some cool facts about Chocolate Chip Cookies… 1) Ruth Wakefield “invented” them in 1930. She was making cookies for her roadside inn guests and was out of baker’s chocolate. She added broken pieces of Nestle’s chocolate. She thought they would melt, but did not.. and voila, a star cookie was born! 2) the chocolate chip cookie is America’s most popular cookie. 3) the first chocolate chip cookie was the size of a quarter (now, that’s just wrong) 4) there are 7 billion chocolate chip cookies eaten in the US every year, with only half of those being homemade (a travesty. that number should be bigger) 5) the number of cookies the average person eats in a lifetime is 35, 000. (yowsa)

Perfectly puffy!

Remember to spoon your flour from the flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount. if you pour directly into the measuring cup, you get too much flour and your cookies could be dry. once you scoop out the dough, chill it for a couple of hours to keep your cookies puffy. and, preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temperature for baking (that tip from Stanley, our LG oven tech, to whom I am indebted)

  • ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cupcrisco
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tspbaking powder
  • 3 cups chocolate chips

directions – cream butter, crisco, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. fold in chocolate chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill at least for a few hours. Preheat your oven for 20 minutes to 375 degrees. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, stagger mounds of cookie dough. bake 12 to 15 minutes – you will see light golden patches on top. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Celebrating the greatest cookie!

thanks so much for stopping by today. Let me know if you make these cookies and how you like them. And, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love, peace and happiness. Remember that life is hard for all of us, but some have it tougher than others.

Victory Monday cookies #1 cake cookies stuffed with chocolate chip cookies

Cake mix cookies stuffed with chocolate chip cookies

So the chocolate chip cookie bars I made yesterday didn’t seem to be enough to bring to work to celebrate the first Bills playoff win in 25 years. So I cut them up into tiny pieces and put some in a cake mix cookie and some in a brownie cookie. And I sprinkled them with powdered sugar, just to be fancy. This is the cake mix cookie recipe.

  • Cake mix cookie ingredients
  • 1 cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tbs water, milk or heavy cream

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. combine ingredients. (I ended up using my hands to make sure everything got mixed together). Scoop out 1/4 cup of dough and divide in half. Flatten one half, top with a chocolate chip cookie. Flatten other half and place on top.

Seal edges. Bake 9 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Go Bills!

Cookie cups victory cookies

AFC East champs!

Today’s victory Monday treat celebrates the Bills first AFC East title since 1995 (back then, I was in my first year as a production assistant at ESPN, yowsa). Watching the Bills this season reminds me of why I love sports – for 3 hours I can forget about everything else and just enjoy/stress/lose-my-mind- about a football game. And in a year that has been so awful for so many, it is a welcome distraction. Here’s to a long playoff run!

The cookie cups are simple. All you need are 2 sugar cookie mixes, 1 stick of butter and 2 eggs. I got a mega sugar cookie mix package from bjs to use. You could also use your own sugar cookie recipe.

Go Bills!
  • Ingredients
  • 2 sugar cookie mixes (1 lb, 1.5 oz each)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, softened

Directions – preheat oven to 350 for 20 minutes. Spray a muffin tin (regular size) with baking spray. Combine sugar cooke mixes, butter and eggs until,well combined. Scoop,out 2 tbs of dough and roll into balls and place in muffin tins. Bake 12 minutes. Immediately – Spray the bottom of a wooden spoon or ice cream scoop with Pam and make an indentation in the center of each cookie cup. Cool completely

  • Ganache ingredients
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Directions – miscrowave together in 30 second increments until,you can stir,smooth. Spoon into cookie cups. Store in,covered container.