Monday, May 6, 2013

"The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies" and Gift Card Extravaganza Giveaway


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We had a busy weekend, packing and unpacking then storing Cally's college things.  Wow, I did not realize how much work it was going to be to bring everything home.  She is back as school this week to start her summer class then I will have her home for the rest of the summer, not that she will be home much with her summer job but it will be nice to have her here for awhile.

These cookies are just as they claim to be, The best Chocolate Chip Cookies that I have ever tasted.  These come to us from the blog, The Messy Cook. 

The only thing I did different is I used my mixer to make these where as tradition she mixes hers by hand.  If you wish to mix yours by hand go to her blog for the hand mixing instructions.

Also I am participating in a Great Pre-Summer Giveaway with some fabulous other bloggers.  Below the recipe be sure to check out the Gift Card Extravaganza Giveaway!  Good Luck!!!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies 
source:  The Messy Cook

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips.

Heat oven to 350. Mix the two types of sugar and softened butter together in the bowl until smooth. Crack in the egg and combine. Add in vanilla, baking soda and salt mixing these ingredients until well combined. Add flour and mix until well combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop out dough. and roll the dough quickly in your hands to make a ball and then put them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Make approx 24. Bake for 10-13 minutes

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