Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…for reals

So…you can tell what kind of a week I have been having by the posts I share.  This week has been a tough one for a few different reasons.  Like I mentioned before, I fell off the food allergy wagon…but I picked myself up off the ground, dusted myself off, and am working on climbing back on.   I was also sick yesterday, which is why there was no post.  I spent my working time in bed asleep!

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In my self pity I decided to try a recipe I had been given from my friend Stacy who swears that these are THE. BEST. CHOCOLATE. CHIP. COOKIES. EVER!  Since I was already off the bandwagon, I thought…why not take the challenge and see if these cookies really are the best chocolate chip cookies.

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And since my daughter has been wanting to bake goodies for my blog, it was the perfect recipe for her to bake up.  You guys…these are good and dare I say it…one of the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes I have tried.  I think they are my new favorite…now I just need one of you smarties out there to turn this recipe into a gluten free version since I am getting back on the allergy bandwagon.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…for reals

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • one (3.4 oz.) package of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (according to your chocolate needs)

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and sugars till smooth.
  2. Add in egg and beat well.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients one by one and mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop into balls on a greased cookie sheet. I like to use a medium ice cream scoop so the cookies come out the same size.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
http://www.theidearoom.net/2014/02/best-chocolate-chip-cookies-reals.html

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I would love for you to try these out and add your own vote as to whether they are your new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!!  Better stock up on some ice cold milk!!

Do you prefer a little Peanut Butter with your cookie?  Maybe our favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is more your style.  Heavens…there is enough love to go around…how about both?

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Halloween Monster Eye Cookies

You guys…I am feeling like a crazy lady.  Halloween is not even here yet, and I am in the middle of setting up a Christmas tree for an upcoming project with Michaels.  People are really going to wonder about “that crazy neighbor” when they come Trick-or-Treating and spy the Christmas Tree in the window!  But, I will tell you what…it sure is making it fun and festive at our house.

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The kids had an activity earlier this week that we needed to bring a dessert too.  We decided to use our favorite “go to” cookie recipe (you can find the recipe here)…

{Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies}

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And since Halloween (not Christmas…hehe) is right around the corner we thought it would be fun to make them Halloween cookies by spookify-ing them a little bit.  So right after the cookies came out of the oven, we stuck some Rolo candies in the middle of the warm cookies and then stuck a candy eyeball on the top.  (We found the Wilton candy eyes in the baking section of our grocery store…I have also seen them at Walmart and Target).

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The warmth from the freshly baked cookie softly melts the chocolate on the Rolo which allows the Rolo to stick to the cookie and the eye to stick to the top of the Rolo without you having to do anything special to get them to stay on.

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And…who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate with your Peanut Butter?

If you can’t eat Peanut Butter…or just don’t like it…then these “monster eyes” can really be added to any other type of cookie.  So just substitute your favorite cookie recipe and suit them to your own taste!

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These cookies also make a great gift.  When they cooled, the Rolo hardened again, so it would be fine to wrap these up and give them away with a fun little note for Halloween…that is if they stick around long enough to cool…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s talk about cookies. I am a fan. Always have been, always will be. I usually prefer my cookies to be homemade. They just taste better to me. I am a fan of chocolate chips in my cookies…LOTS of chocolate chips. They make me happy!

But…if I were to buy a cookie…I would prefer to buy myself a cookie from our local Mrs. Fields Cookies. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the closet recipes we have found to Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies. And this my friends is a good thing!

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Even though I can’t eat these anymore…my kids can. Back to school always means Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies at my house. It was a tradition in my home growing up that I have carried through into my own home.

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It has been a while since we made this particular recipe because we have been making the World’s Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies or our Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.

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So, when the kids started back to school last week, I whipped up some of these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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They were a big hit. My husband wondered why we hadn’t been making these more often. (Probably because I don’t like to torture myself with having them in the house when I can’t eat any) Smile

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But I survived and only cheated with one tiny little cookie…and with the kids and their friends, they were gone in no time. Make some for yourself and let me know what you think.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 5 cups rolled oats (measure 5 cups then blend in blender into fine flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • one 8 oz. Hershey’s Bar

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  3. Add chocolate chips and grate the Hershey Chocolate Bar into the cookie dough.
  4. Roll into small balls onto greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.
http://www.theidearoom.net/2013/09/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies-2.html

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