Wednesday, February 22

(Almost) Prize Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies they are National Prize Winners - but they are winners on my street!

I’m not stellar at the whole cooking thing (and I'm working on my DIY skillz) but one thing you can't knock are my baking skills cause I’m pretty sweet at it! (cheesy pun intended :) )

I have a standard Go-To Chocolate Chip recipe that friends, family and coworkers don’t seem to complain about – so I figure they are pretty good.

With my new addiction love of Pinterest I figured I could peruse the pins for a new variation.

I found a recipe for Chocolate Chip Pudding cookies...
I tried them..FAIL..The suckers look tasty but are very finicky to bake.. Cook 2 mins too long and they are dryer than Las Vegas in the summer! Blah!

I guess I’ll stick to my good’ol standard recipe for now. I highly recommend you give'em a whirl!!

A lil crispy, A lil chewy, A whole lot'a sweetness, Giant Chocolate Chip cookies
Serve with milk or even better, red wine
Makes about 30 (3"- 4" cookies)
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp salt (PS don't be a bonehead like me and use Sea Salt like I did with the last batch)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar (use light or dark brown sugar - works with either)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs (room temp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1 1/2 semisweet chocolate chip cookies

1.  Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda (strongly recommended)
2.  Preheat oven to 350°
3.  Beat butter/sugars for in mixer (on medium/high) for a minimum 5min, til light and fluffy - Trust me!
4.  Add 1 egg at a time
5.  Add vanilla (I occasionally add some almond extract or a sprinkle of pumpkin spice to mix it up)
6.  Reduce speed to low, add flour slowly, beat until combined
7.  Mix in choc.chips
8.  Drop BIG (round) dough balls (at least a heaping Tbsp sized) onto parchment - 2" apart (see pic)
9.  Bake until edges JUST start to golden (middle will still be soft) Approx. 15min
10.  A MUST - let cool on sheet for 5min before transfer to cooling rack
11.  Cookies will flatten and crisp up as they cool

Size of giant balls
Waiting patiently...
If only the screen were scratch and sniff or lick and taste! YUM
To Do’s:
* Work out harder this week due to over consuming
* Scour the web for another recipe to put up against these puppies

Do you have a chocolate chip recipe that you want to share for the next 'competition'? 
If you try out this recipe let me know how they turn out and if your family devours them!


Grace said...

There is nothing better than Chocolate Chip cookies except for maybe Chocolate Chip cookies and milk and these look fantastic. You go girl! Your the chocolate chip cookie baker in my book!

Nikki said...

These cookies look ah-mazing!!! I've been in the mood for chocolate chip cookies lately, and I'm going to have to try these when I have time.

I'm a new follower through the Make my Morning blog hop! Can't wait to see more!!

Nikki @

ToDoListMom aka Ashley said...

Thanks! If cookies mailed well - I'd send you some from the next batch

ToDoListMom aka Ashley said...

Somenoe needs to invent scratch & sniff for computer because they smell dynamite when they're baking too :) Thanks for the blog follow -I was so exited to see I have new followers :)

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

Pinning this for Spring Break! Thank you!!:)

ToDoListMom aka Ashley said...

Thanks! You're awesome! U will definitely enjoy!! You may want to send the kids outside about 15 minutes after they eat them so they can burn off the sugar outside ;)