It’s time for Let’s BlogOff – Cookies!
Is there anything better with glass of cold milk than a couple of warm ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies? Mmmmmm! I can still remember the cornflake chocolate chip cookies my mom made when I was a kid. The cornflakes gave the cookies a great texture – a little crunchy, a little chewy – and a whole lot of chocolatey goodness :-) If you’ve never had cornflake chocolate chip cookies, here’s a link to a recipe that I think is similar to my mom’s.
The absolute best part about making chocolate chip cookies – the cookie dough! YUM!
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As much as I loved those cookies, I found another recipe that I love even more. I have no idea where it came from – I wrote it out on a yellow sticky note, just the list of ingredients and the baking time & temperature. I’ve made a few changes to the ingredients & quantities, and now they’re the perfect thin & chewy & buttery & sweet & super-chocolatey cookies. Get out your measuring cups & spoons and whip up a batch right now – you won’t regret it! I know everyone says that their chocolate chip cookies are the best. But you can forget about all those other alleged best cookies, because these ones really ARE the best! Although my friend Paul at Kitchen & Residential Design says that his Ultimate Shortbread Cookies are the best. Guess you’ll just have to try out both and see whose cookies are REALLY the best! ;-)
Triple-Threat Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 2 cups oats
- 2 cups (or more) combination of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and Skor bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with Pam.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or in your KitchenAid mixer.
- Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and stir until just combined.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter & sugar mixture and stir until just combined.
- Add oats and stir until combined.
- Add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and Skor bits and stir until combined. (If you’re using a KitchenAid, you’ll probably have to stir the chips in by hand, because the cookie dough is pretty thick.)
- Use a dessert spoon to drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets. Leave about 2” between each cookie (cookie dough will spread).
- Put one sheet onto middle rack in oven and bake for about 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, turn the sheet 180 degrees and place on upper rack. Put second sheet of cookies onto middle rack and bake both sheets for about 5 minutes (about 10 minutes total cooking time for each sheet). Cookies on top rack are ready when the edges are just barely brown and the center looks slightly unbaked.
- Remove top sheet from oven, turn other sheet 180 degrees and place on upper rack. Continue this rotation until all cookies are baked.
- Let cookies cool on sheet for a few minutes, then carefully remove cookies with spatula and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Makes about 50 cookies, unless you’re a cookie dough fiend like me and eat a few cookie’s worth of dough before all the cookies are baked :-)
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