It’s 102 degrees today, so why not fire up the oven? It had to be done today because it is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! These are simple, but large cookies, with 4 kinds of chocolate chips – semisweet, milk, white and mini. A reminder to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Also preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp. I recommend chilling the mounds of dough for a few hours. I was trying to speed up the process, so I froze them for 20 minutes.:)
1 cup butter, cold and shredded with a cheese grater or cut into very small cubes
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups chocolate chips ,(i combined semisweet, milk, white and mini)
Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar (instead of a mixer, I actually used my hands, like making meatballs). Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Divide dough evenly into 12 pieces. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 6 cookies on the sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container
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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).
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)
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)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup plus 2 tbs brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
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.
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.
Dear friends, I present yet another chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have dozens (yes, that is with an “s”) in my arsenal because that is the number one request of my husband for a treat. And it is not in me to make the same recipe each time, so I mix it up. These cookies are thick and soft and filled with mini chocolate chips. I used mini chocolate chips because they are what I could get to. Gracie was sleeping in front of the cabinet where I keep the 72 ounce bag of Nestle Chocolate chips, so instead of disturbing her, I opted for another type of chip. Worked out just fine. As you can see, the cookies look, well, like hockey pucks. They do NOT taste like them. 🙂 A few reminders – scoop your flour from your container into your measuring cup so you get the right amount./ If you pour the flour directly in, you can get to much and wind up with a dry cookie. These cookies need to be put in the freezer for an hour or two so they can keep their nice shape. And, preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so the oven is the right temerature. (an old trick from the kind LG repairman, Stanley).
1/2 cup butter, softened (I ran out of patience, as usual, and used a cheese grater to speed up the process)
1 cup crisco
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbs vanilla
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups plus 3 tbs flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Directions – Cream butter, Crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Freeze dough for at least an hour or two. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger frozen cookies on sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.