Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chocolate Chip C O O K I E S

{This post is dedicated to Thomas Almighty and Aunt Al} 
{Fourth of July cookies (made with red, white, & blue m&ms) from earlier this year}
This is my most-requested food item...actually, it's about the only thing ever requested, but you get the point.
Here's the "secret" recipe, for you and the whole world to see:

4 1/2 C flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 C butter
1 C shortening (butter-flavored)
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 1/2 C sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
3 1/2 C choc. chips
1 1/2 C finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, mix butter, shortening, sugars, and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add eggs. Beat in half the flour mixture until blended, then add the other half and blend. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
The "secret" is actually in the baking. I use Calphalon Baking sheets - not air bake cookie sheets or anything similar. I put small balls of the dough right on the baking sheet, far enough apart that they won't touch, and I bake for 9 1/2 minutes (note: my oven is gas - ovens obviously may vary).
After the cookies cool on the baking sheets for about 2 minutes, I scoop them up with a spatula and lay them out on wax or parchment paper to finish cooling.

I realize everyone knows how to bake chocolate chip cookies, but I just thought I'd share my way!

{That is a mini-spatula I use for cookies - in case you were thinking my baking sheets looked gigantic}


  1. This is a very silly question, but where did you get your canisters with the red lids?

  2. It's not silly! I got them at target, about 2(ish) years ago, and like most good things, they don't carry them anymore in red. They do however, carry the ones with the same lids in stainless - which you could always pull the lid right off and spray paint it red or any color and it would look exactly the same. I have also seen the same ones at Walmart and Hobby Lobby (all clear with stainless lids) and they come in 3 different sizes (I have the larger two, there is a smaller size too). Hope that helps! :)

  3. Thanks girl!! I love your blog and will follow daily a state away!

  4. Thank you Ryan!! I will miss you so much!!!


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