Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I can’t believe I’m doing it.

I am releasing my mother’s closely guarded chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Seriously. I feel like it’s a sacrilege.

I think I was saving for a long time, because I thought it’d be prime material if I ever had a cookbook.

But, I’ll just share. If a cookbook is meant to be, it will be.

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So yeah, I know, there is like 500 million chocolate chip cookie recipes on the internet. And yes, everyone thinks *theirs* is best.

But, yeah, mine really is best. Like every cookie I’ve ever tasted, I usually like Mom’s better.

For reals. My mom makes better cookies than your mom.

Don’t feel bad. Your mom probably crochets better than my mom. Or could build a better treehouse.

We all have our talents.
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I also am in love with this recipe because it makes approximately 324,532,134.45 cookies.

A ton.

And after years and years and years and years of making cookies, I got really bored with getting off the couch every 10 minutes to take a new pan out. So… I had a genius idea.

I used my favorite silicone cookie scoop, and I make them all perfectly shaped little balls.

(Here’s my favorite cookie scoop: Cookie Dough Scoop with Push Button (Orange))

Then, I place all the balls in gallon Ziploc bags and place them in the freezer.

TIME EFFICIENCY PEOPLE!

NO STALE COOKIES!

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That way, whenever we get the hankerin’ for some cookies, we can just pop out some homemade dough balls, and place them on our Pampered Chef pizza stone that stays in the oven at all times, and VIOLA!

HOT FRESH COOKIES.

I know it’s like SO cliche, but warm chocolate chip cookies are probably my favorite all time dessert.

Maybe it’s something about home….

~ Peace, Love, and the Comfort of Cookies Y’all

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P.S. One final note.

Yeah, I know this uses Crisco and all. And I’m like trying to be al *paleo* and everything, but come on, there are exceptions. I’ve tried lots of combinations, and this just works best!

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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 5-6 dozen

Ingredients:

1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 stick butter flavored Crisco (1 cup)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
5 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl, begin by creaming butters and sugars. Once thoroughly mixed, add vanilla and eggs one a time, mixing well after each addition. Add dry ingredients one cup at a time. By the end, the dough will be thick, and it may be necessary to mix by hand. Add in the chocolate chips and oats, if desired. Scoop cookie dough into balls, and freeze all dough balls, or bake as desired. Bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes, until golden.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

BAKE SALE HAS BEGUN! {see what I’m baking…}

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So head on over to Country Cleaver, and check out the goods!

Here are the deets from Megan:

All the Details:

How to Bid: Send your bids to me, Megan, via e-mail at wannabeacountrycleaver@yahoo.com with the subject line of your e-mail being the name of the item you are bidding on.

All bids will be updated as soon as I get them. So – make sure you check back OFTEN to see the most current bids – and Bid again and again to make sure you get the loot that you want! It’s all tasty.

Bids: Bids on all items are in $5 incrementsIE – All bids must end in a “0″ or “5″. Bid often! The bidding wars is what makes this FUN!

Hours of Bake Sale: June 22-23, 2013 -> 7am PST – 8pm PST

Shipping Limitations: Unfortunately, all items will be limited to residents of the US. International friends who still want to contribute may do so at their direct donation site here!

How to Pay for your Item: After the auction/bake sale is over, the winning participants will be e-mailed and given the details on where to pay. After payment for the baked goods or items has been received, you will be shipped your baked good or product by the appropriate blogger or company. Easy peasy!

Keep up on Social Media: Check Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for our hashtags#Cookies4Crohns and #BakeSale4Beka

WANNA KNOW WHAT I BAKED?

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CAN YOU SAY OH MY GOSH YUM!

LET THE BIDDING WARS BEGIN!!!!

~Peace, Love, and a little legal Gambling Y’all

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cookies for Crohn’s Disease!

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It’s that time of year again!! A bunch of awesome blogging ladies have decided to bake up some goodies to raise money for Crohn’s Disease…..

Check out Country Cleaver’s preview to get a heads up as to what is coming this weekend…..

Through Megan, we’ve all fallen in love with her best friend Beka.

Beka is a great cook, and REALLY funny! #soclever
While Beka is afflicted by Crohn’s Disease, she has shown us that her determination and positive attitude can overcome anything.

Last year, Megan and Beka came up with the idea to have an online bake sale, and raise money for the Crohn’s foundation, and it was such a huge success, we’re doing it again!

For our bake sale, there is some awesome, awesome food stuffs and other goodies up for auction.

As for what I’m making?

You’ll see!

Here are the deets from Megan:

All the Details:

How to Bid: Send your bids to me, Megan, via e-mail at wannabeacountrycleaver@yahoo.com with the subject line of your e-mail being the name of the item you are bidding on.

All bids will be updated as soon as I get them. So – make sure you check back OFTEN to see the most current bids – and Bid again and again to make sure you get the loot that you want! It’s all tasty.

Bids: Bids on all items are in $5 incrementsIE – All bids must end in a “0″ or “5″. Bid often! The bidding wars is what makes this FUN!

Hours of Bake Sale: June 22-23, 2013 -> 7am PST – 8pm PST

Shipping Limitations: Unfortunately, all items will be limited to residents of the US. International friends who still want to contribute may do so at their direct donation site here!

How to Pay for your Item: After the auction/bake sale is over, the winning participants will be e-mailed and given the details on where to pay. After payment for the baked goods or items has been received, you will be shipped your baked good or product by the appropriate blogger or company. Easy peasy!

Keep up on Social Media: Check Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for our hashtags#Cookies4Crohns and #BakeSale4Beka

 

~Peace, Love, and Gambling for a Good Cause Y’all!