Monday, September 5, 2016

Mandy's Better Than Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Stay away from my cookie dough"
When I was in high school, there were two things I loved to do. Bake cookies and babysit. Sometimes, you could find me doing both at the same time.

One time I was babysitting the neighbor boy and making my infamous Chocolate Chip cookies. Here's what he had to say about them ...

"These are better than homemade!"

Then he proceeded to tell me that sometimes stores sell "homemade" cookies, but they really aren't homemade. :)

So ... here it is ...

Better Than Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat Oven to 375

Cream Together
1 c. butter  (Dairy farmers use REAL butter)
3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar

Add to creamed mixture
1 teas. vanilla (I use REAL vanilla)
2 large eggs (I use brown cage free eggs)

Sift dry ingredients
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/4 c. quick oats
1 teas. baking soda
1 TBS ground flax (optional-I throw this in everything I can get away with. )

Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients

Fold in
12 oz. Nestle's Semisweet Chocolate chips*
 6 oz. Butterscotch Chips (optional)

Drop onto baking sheet with a soup spoon. 
    *I make a rather large cookie. If you drop smaller amounts watch your baking time.

Bake for 13 minutes.

Short on time?
Spread the dough onto a large baking sheet. I think I bake this for about the same time.... maybe 20 minutes. Just bake until top is browned. There's some trial and error here.

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  1. They sound delicious, Mandy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks. I've had people who don't like butterscotch, love these cookies.

  3. Yum, I haven't made cookies for a long time!

    1. When I was living at home I made a very large batch of these probably every week. We try to keep it closer to once a quarter now. :) :(


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