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.

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.

Double chocolate, triple chip brownies

Double chocolate, triple chip brownies topped with powdered sugar

These brownies, dear friends, are one of the first treats I remember making my myself. They are an old Nestle tollhouse standby. I actually meased it up by melting 2 cups of chocolate chips instead of one, but I have never gotten any complaints, so I stuck with that “mistake”. Rob wanted me to add a combo of white, milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips, so I did. These aren’t super fudgy, but not cakey either. I think you will like them.

All that chocolate!

Reminders – preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Also, scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. in a microwave safe bowl, Melt butter and 2 cups chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Mix in sugar. Add eggs and extract. Blend in flour and baking soda. Fold in remaining chips. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

Someone stole one already!

Thanks so much for stopping by. May your day be filled with peace, joy and love. And remember to be kind. Someone is fighting a battle you know nothing about, and they need your kindness.

Happy father’s day triple chip cookies

Happy father’s day cookies

Today’s recipe is in honor of father’s day, especially my dad, who had quite the sweet tooth. He would have been so thrilled this past week to see his grandson, my nephew Jackson, get a ball from Bills qb Josh Allen, after Josh threw out the first pitch before the Yankees- Blue Jays game in Buffalo. It was such a thrill for me to get the pix from my sister in law. For sports and life to intersect like that, it makes my heart full. My dad loved both the Bills and Yankees, and Jackson more. ❤well, my papa did have a good view od it from heaven.

Josh handing Jackson (on the right) the ball after his ceremonial first pitch
Jackson (right) and his friend Lucas (left) with the ball from Josh’s first pitch

I added an instant vanilla pudding mix to this recipe and used a combo of all purpose flour and bread flour, because I have a bag of bread flour and am trying to use it up. You can use entirely all purpose flour if you want. Remember – Scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup, chills your dough for a few hours, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients list
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 3.4 oz instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in pudding mix. Blend in flour, baking soda and cornstarch. Mix in chips. Form 1/4 cup mounds of cookies. Chill dough for a few hours. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, stagger cookies. Bake 8 to 11 minutes. They will have a few light golden patches on top. They may seem undercooked, but will be fine. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Happy father’s day

Kluber Chip Cookies

Kluber Chip cookies

I needed another name for yet another chocolate chip cookie and Corey Kluber of the Yankees had a no hitter this week, so I am naming these in his honor. I know a lot of people have complained about the amount of no hitters, but I appreciate them and think they’re great. Hence, the cookies!

These are made with bread flour, so they are a very thick cookie. I also used 3 kinds of chips – semisweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate. Remember to spoon your flour from you container into your measuring cup to get the correct amount, and preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so you get the right temp.

Triple chip gooey goodness!
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup semisweer chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup white chips

Directions – preheat oven to 375cream butter, crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Divide into 12 scoops of dough. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake 12 to 16 minutes (light golden patches on top and lightly golden on the bottom). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

C is for Corey and cookie!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a good day today. If not, know that things will get better. Also remember that you are loved and you matter. And, be kind. We are all going through something and we all need kindness.

Fudgy Brownies with chocolate chips

The more chocolate, the better!

Today’s recipe is brought to you by my chief recipe requester and taste tester, my husband, Rob. He asked for brownies with chocolate chips. Just brownies with a cup of chocolate chips mixed in before baking. My mom does that with her brownies and Rob loves them. Honestly, I never thought of doing that myself. I also added a ganache on top. You can leave them plain, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, or another frosting. Instead of pulling out a brownie mix, I went homemade this time. And finally, Rob only eats one treat, so the rest are coming to work with me tomorrow to ESPN Radio.

Remember to preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so you get the right temp, and to scoop your flour and baking cocoa from your container into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount. Too much flour can make for a dry brownie. Blech.

  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbs milk or water
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract (or vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, extract and water /milk. Fold in dry ingredients. (Batter will be thick). Add chips. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 16 to 19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.

  • Ganache ingredients
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolare chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions – combine in a microwave safe container. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Then, stir for 1 minute. Spread evenly over cooled brownies. Let gamache set. (To speed up the setting of the ganache, you can put them in the fridge for a half hour). Store in covered container.

Someone cut these before the ganache set 😏

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you make these, let me know how you like them. Sending you love and peace today. And, remember to be kind. We are all going through something, some more than others. Life is really hard, some times. ❤

Mega triple chip cookies

Right out of the oven!

What better way to celebrate a random Thursday in May than with a mega chocolate chip cookie. Needed a synonym for big, so mega was my winner this time. I had no time to chill the dough, so I went with Crisco this time because I find butter can make the cookies spread if the dough is not chilled. I used a mix of all purpose flour and cake flour because I realized I have two boxes of cake flour. (You can also sift together 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour with 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch and make your own cake flour. Rob also asked for triple chips (milk chocolate, white chocolate and semisweet). Remember to spoon your flour from your container into your measuring cup to get the correct amount and preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup white choc chips
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
The bigger the cookie, the better!

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Cream Crisco, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Dough may take a while to come together. Mix in chips. Divide dough evenly into 9 pieces. Line a cookie with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on the prepared sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes. (Golden spots on top). Let cool completely on cookie sheets. Store in covered container.

Who needs a cookie?

Dark chocolate triple chip cookies

Dark chocolate triple chip cookies

For the first time in many weeks (maybe 20), there is no football! But I still,felt the need to bring something to work on a Monday (ahead of this nor’easter), so I decidedto go with dark chocolate cookies. I picked up a monster size bag of dark chocolate chips from bjs, along with a large bag of semisweet chips! One can never have too many bags of chocolate chips!

Gooey chocolate cookies!
  • Ingredients
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup,semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions – Melt butter and 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Plenty in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Mixture will be quite soft. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough, place on a flat surface and chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a sheet with nonstick baking liners. You likely will have to use a spatula to scrape dough from your flat surface to your baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. They will be slightly gooey in center. They will continue to bake on cookie sheet once removed from oven. Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. Store in covered container.

I miss football!

Chocolate triple chip cookies

Chocolate x3!

I wanted a chocolate based cookie for my Christmas cookie cornucopia, so,I settled this one. It is a chocolate version of the cookies, affectionately known as the “franks.” Named after our friend, Frank. I used milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate and dark chocolate chips. I chilled the dough a few hours to keep the cookies puffy. I felt the bottoms of the cookies were a bit too done, so I smothered them in melted chocolate.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp,salt
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark 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 a few hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet , lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Chocolate triple chip cookies