Found a fabulous cookie jar at Target the other day.
Target is like my second home.
I was on a special 'cookie jar' mission yesterday because the children and I have been baking cookies often around here.
I wanted something that could be left on the counter and this was much more attractive than a Ziploc baggie or a Tupperware container.
(i don't do either one of those...martha taught me otherwise)
So here you have the new house for our cookies.
She has the greatest seal so the goodies stay fresh and the mouth on this jar is generous...plenty of room for two little hands at one time...in case there are doublefisted cookie snatchers in our home.
All that for under $16.
Classic Chocolate Chip
I have tried probably 15 different chocolate chip recipes and this is by far the best.
Mr C can't be trusted around these.
Honestly, he has no self discipline when cookies are involved.
He should be ashamed of himself.
(maybe i'm being a little too hard on the guy)
Alright...enough of running my Mr C under the bus...jot this recipe down for the next time you decide to bake...it's easy peasy:
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounce package chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
Cream together shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
Add soda dissolved in water.
Blend in flour, baking powder and salt.
Add chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
(i swear by using a Silpat Baking Mat on your cookie sheet...it keeps the cookies from burning or sticking to the cookie sheet)
All that is left to do is pour a big glass of milk and start dunkin' these guys.
Oh...you might want to head to Target first and pick up a fab cookie jar too!
They go great with your morning cup of coffee as well.
I also like them crumbled on top of vanilla ice cream...or vanilla ice cream smooshed in between two cookies is nice.
(maybe it's me that has no self discipline around the cookie jar)
No matter...homemade cookies make everything okay.
See you next time my friends!!
Anyone out there have any to die for cookie recipes that I should try?