Happy NFL draft day!

Chocolate chip cookies!

I love the NFL draft. I actually like all the pro sports drafts and seeing the joy of all these young people and their families celebrating the realization of a dream, after all the years of hard work and dedication. Four years ago, my beloved Buffalo Bills drafted quarterback Josh Allen. I was hoping at the time, we finally had our franchise QB, and it turned out for the first time since Jim Kelly retired on 1997, we did. I think Josh wins us a couple of Super Bowls too.

My recipe is based on the Nestlé Tollhouse classic. These chocolate chip cookies use crisco instead of butter because I wanted them puffy. I also added some cornstarch to keep them soft and puffy.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I like to chill the dough before baking, but you don’t have to. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. I stagger my cookies evenly , putting 8 on a sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. There will be some light golden patches on top. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Triple chip cookies celebrating the NHL debut of Owen Power!

These cookies are to celebrate the NHL debut of Owen Power, the Sabres top overall pick last year. I’m pretty excited to see him play at the NHL level, after watching him play at Michigan. The Sabres have had a tough go the last few years, but I love our coach and the guys we have now after some moves. I think the team is heading in the right direction. Here’s hoping!

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1/4 cup bread flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1-2 tbs heavy cream or milk
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, Crisco, butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in pudding mix. Fold in remaining dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill. Preheat oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on sheet (alternating a row of 2, a single dough, a row of 2, a single dough, etc. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Milk chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

Milk chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

On a chilly Saturday night, I got a treatI request from my chief taste tester.. it was also a way to keep our pup in chill mode for a while. (she only got one walk today and was a little wound up). It is amazing how quiet and good she is when I am baking. So I decided on milk chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. It was one of my favorites from Mrs Fields many years ago. Did you have a favorite from a mall cookie place? My mom and dad loved the peanut butter cookie cups with chocolate frosting. I always remember when my mom and I would leave the McKinley Mall in Buffalo, after a day of shopping, that we always stopped to bring those cookies home to my dad.

I used a mixture of all purpose flour and cake flour, but you can use entirely all purpose flour.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. If you pour it dorectly into the cup, you pack it in..resulting in too much flour and a dry cookie. Also. preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp.

Yum!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, cold, shredded with a cheese grater
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips (10 to 12 oz)
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
My ode to Mrs Fields

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips and nuts. Divide evenly into 16 pieces of dough and shape each into tall mounds. Stagger mounds on prepared sheet. Bake 9 to 12 minutes, until you see golden patches on top. They may seem a little doughy, but they will continue to firm up once removed from the oven. Let set on sheet for a half hour before eating. (Rob could only wait 10 minutes!). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with happiness and joy. And Go Bills!

Chocolate chip cookies are like the friends in your life

Happiness is a chocolate chip cookie

Recently one of our analysts, let’s call him “Dan”, had an outrageous take that oatmeal cookies are the best cookie, far better than chocolate chip. I find this blasephemous! There is a national cookie day, but there is also a separate national day just for chocolate chip cookies. Can oatmeal cookies make that claim? No, they can not. I have nothing against oatmeal cookies, and they are wonderful, but they need to have chocolate chips in them, not raisins. Chocolate chip cookies are like the friends in your life, they make you happy, make you smile and you feel better when they are around. “Dan” is a wonderful analyst with much insight in the sport he covers, but his cookie take is off base!

A few reminders – spoon you flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup, chill the cookie dough for a few hours and preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking.

This is what I used to scoop out my dough. Each scoop of this is 2 tbs
  • Ingredients
  • 10 tbs cold butter, grated with a cheese grater
  • 2 tbs Crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream grated butter, Crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. If you need to, mix dough with your hands to finish blending it all together. Add chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough with an ice cream scoop. scoop out another 2 tbs of dough. Pile one of top of the other to make a mound of dough. Repeat process until all dough is used. Chill mounds for a few hours. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Stagger mounds of dough on your prepared sheet. Bake 10 to 14 minutes, until you see golden patches on top. Let set on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool completely. Store in covered container.

Cookie monster strikes again!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. May you have a day filled with happiness and love. And, remember to be kind. We all need a little kindness these days.

Chocolate chip bars

Chocolate chip bars

Chocolate chip bars. A classic. A request from my hubby, Rob. Something else for me to make as I attempt to figure out our new stove. Brownies and bar cookies have been a bit of a disaster so far, but I think I have figured it out. The issue was the pan, i believe. Hopefully, no more problem treats!

All those chips!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. In a bowl, cream Crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, water and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. If mixture seems too dry, try mixing it with your hands, or add another tbs of water. Fold in chips. Press into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you day is a good one, filled with peace, joy and love. And remember to be kind. You will need someone to be kind to you when you are having a tough day.

Puffy, large chocolate chip cookies

All that puffy goodness!

Testing out our new Frigidaire gas oven with a chocolate chip cookie recipe… One of the more than 20 ccc recipes I have. They came out perfect. I also picked up some aluminum cookie sheets because I have been ready some articles how they bake cookies better. I am very pleased with how they came out. I think I may be investing in some aluminum cake and brownie pans too 🙂

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Also, chill the mounds of dough for a couple of hours. And finally, preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking, so your oven cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla (I used imitation)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (scooped from your flour container into your measuring cup)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, Crisco, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Gently push a few extra chips on top. Chill dough mounds a few hours in fridge. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies on the sheet. Bake 9 to 12 minutes (light golden patches on top). I let these cool on the sheet for 10 minutes after removing from oven,hoping they would stay puffy (they did). Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you make these, let me know how they turn out. I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with joy, peace and love. And remember to be kind. We all deal with trials and tribulations. Some are tougher than others.

Week 8 victory Monday cookies

A chocolate version of the Franks! (Triple Chip chocolate cookies)

How is it week 8 already? Wow! I found today’s Bills game far too stressful. At least we got a win. And 5-2 is a solid record. To celebrate, I made a chocolate version of the triple chip cookies. And I slathered some melted milk chocolate on the bottom because,why not? Also, we set out a bowl of candy for Halloween, on a table. Rob keeps replenishing it and so far, no kid has dumped the bowl in his bag! And we only have 35 minutes left!

Shout out to our girl, Gracie, monitoring the situation

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. Do the same for the baking cocoa. And preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it gets to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1\2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 11/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cuos of dough. Chill at least an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on the sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Cool completely. In a microwave safe bowl, combine 2 cups milk chocolate chips and 2 tsp of vegetable oil. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Slather on bottom of cookies. Ler set. Store in covered container.

Is this necessary? Probably not, but who cares?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, one that I hope is filled with love, peace and happiness. And, remember to be kind. We are all fighting a battle, some battles are harder than others.

Chocolate Chip cookies recipe # 25

Extra chips in this cookie!

These are one of my many, many chocolate chip cookie recipes. Rob requests only two things – chocolate chip cookies and brownies. I don’t like making the same thing over and over, so I have a collection of various recipes for both. That way there is a little variety for me in my baking. These cookies came out a little gushier than normal because we are having issues with our oven. It is less than 4 years old. I was pleasantly surprised that we got the warranty with it. So we are getting it fixed for free. We are waiting on some parts to come in and the tech will be back to fix it.

🍪

Some tips – scoop your flour from your flour container into measuring cup. Also, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking to allow it to cycle for the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, cold (I used a cheese shredder to shred it)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Divide dough into 12 equal mounds of dough. Gently press remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips into tops of each mound. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on prepared sheets. Bake 12 to 16 minutes, depending on how gushy you want your cookies. Cool completley. Store ina covered container. I also chilled them a little too in the fridge.

Cookie!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with peace, joy, love and happiness.

What happened to my puffy cookies?

These cookies were supposed to be puffy mounds of goodness for my goddaughter’s 13th birthday. Instead, they ended up flat as pancakes, but extremely large. So I brought them to work and made Sara something more acceptable looking! I blame these on the heat and humidity. They were well-received at work today. ☺

Note- you don’t have to use cake flour, you can entirely use regular flour of you want. Also preheat your oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it heats up to the right amount.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cup butter
  • 1/2 cup crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, Crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Divide dough evenly into 8 mounds. Chill at least a few hours. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheer lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Bake 14 to 16 minutes (you will see light golden pathches on top) . cool completely. Store in covered container.

The cookie monster did not take a bite of this one, I promise!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, one that I hope is filled with joy and love. And remember to be kind. We are all fighting a battle of some sort.

White chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

White chocolate chip macadamia nut cookiss

This cookie is a request from my mom.  White chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.  A pretty standard cookie dough.  I used a mixture of Crisco and butter.  You can do all butter or all Crisco, if you prefer.  I added an egg yolk for a softer cookie. I also added 1 tbs of cornstarch because they help keep the cookies puffy. 

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into you measuring cup.  I also recommend chilling the dough for a few hours.  Also preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking to get the right temperature.

For you, mama! ❤
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Directions – cream butter, Crisco, sugar and brown sugar.  Add egg, yolk and vanilla.  Fold in flour, cornstarch,and  baking soda.  Fold in chips and nuts.  Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill a couple of hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies. Bake 10 to 14 minutes (light golden patches on top). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Looks like someone had a bite or two!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know if you try these cookies and how you like them. And, I wish you happiness and love today. If you are struggling, may your burden be lightened. Tomorrow will be a better day. ❤