Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies & A Giveaway

Hello Ladies!

Hope you are all having a great week!  I can't believe this month is almost over..time is already flying by in 2017!

#truth

Today I am sharing our FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipe with you guys!  Ive gotten lots of questions as to what recipe we use, and how I get my cookies to look so good...so today I am sharing the recipe and how I make them!

So funny and so true!

Believe it or not, I use the recipe that is on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet chip bag....it is THE BEST!  I have tried LOTS of different chocolate chip recipe and this one is still our favorite!  I probably make 2-3 batches a week, and they don't ever last more than a day!  

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 CRISCO baking stick, butter flavored
 (the recipe calls for 1 cup butter, but I never ever use butter)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups ( I use the whole bag ...duh) Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet morsels

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Preheat oven to 375

2.  Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

3.  Beat Crisco stick, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.

4.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

5.  Gradually add in flour mixture, until well blended.


6.  Stir in your chips

7.  Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes (I bake mine for 9 minutes 40 seconds, every time, every single batch)



Once I take them out of the oven, I let them cool for one minute on the cookie sheet, then I transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.  



When I bake cookies, I always use two cookie sheets, it seriously makes the process go so much faster to just have a tray ready to go into the oven as soon as you pull a batch out!

And as you can see I don't have any kind of fancy cookie sheet, just inexpensive cookie sheets I picked up at Target.  I have tried using a more expensive cookie sheet, and did not notice any difference, and found that they didn't  hold up any longer than my $6 cookie sheets!  



I think why my cookies always come out looking perfect is because of this cookie scoop , each scoop is always the same size, so they all cook evenly and the same.  I used to just drop them by spoonful onto a cookie sheet, but noticed a HUGE difference once I started using a cookie scoop!  

I swear by that recipe on the back of the bag, the only thing I do different is I use the Crisco baking stick instead of the butter, and I swear it makes all the difference.  

Perfect, delicious cookies EVERY SINGLE TIME!



And because I enjoy nothing more than a warm chocolate chip cookie and a cup of coffee, I am going to give away a $25 Starbucks gift card. 


 Just leave a comment below and check back Friday and I will announce the winner in my Friday Favorites Post!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and let me know if try out this recipe!

xoxo,
Kimm












63 comments:

  1. I am craving cookies now and it is 6am!

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    1. It's never too early for a cookie right ? Have a great day

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  2. Look delicious! I've been making M&M cookies lately. So good! I'll have to get one of those cookie scoops though!

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  3. That's awesome that you make homemade cookies for your family so often. Now do you in indulge too? I'm not a cookie person but I think I'd be too tempted.

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    1. I usually eat one while they are still warm and that's it. I'm not a huge cookieneater, but I do love baking them !

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  4. Yum! I'm going to try this recipe this week. I've found most of the cookie recipes I like use margarine or another butter substitute...must be something about that to make it creamier.

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    1. I use the baking sticks for all my cookie recipes! Have a great day !

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    1. Always a good time for a chocolate chip cookie ! Have a great day !

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  6. Hmm I've never substituted Crisco for butter. Must be the southerner coming out in me #gimmieallthebutter #andthenstarvationfortherestoftheday. 😂😂

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    1. I love that butter flavor crisco stick for baking but anything else..gimme all the butter ;)

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  7. I am so glad you are blogging again!!

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  8. Thanks for that cookie scoop link! My sister and I love baking and have been looking for something like that :)

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    1. That cookie scoop makes all the difference. Hope you love it and all the perfect cookies it'll produce for you;)

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  9. Love that you're sharing recipes with us! Cooking and baking are two of my favorite things. :)

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    1. Love cooking and baking too! So fun sharing recipes

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  10. Those cookies look SO good... I think I need to run to the store for chocolate chips today!

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  11. I love the Toll house recipe...you just can't beat it! I will have to try the Crisco trick sometime to see the difference. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I noticed a big difference in mine with the crisco stick! Have a great day !!

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  12. I swear by the Nestlé recipe too. I'll have to try using crisco! I think that's how my grandma used to make them.

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    1. It's the best recipe. And I have tried so darn many! Have a great day

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  13. We also always use a cookie scoop. Makes all the difference!

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  14. Love your blog, Kimm! Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim. Have a great day !!!

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  15. I use that same recipe but it sounds like I need a cookie scoop. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. I swear the scoop makes a big difference. Have a great day !!

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  16. We use the same exact recipe and I do use the butter. I use a stick of organic salted butter and they are delish. I've never cooked with CRISCO before. ;o)

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  17. Yum! I love chocolate chip cookies! (And Starbucks too... duh!) My mom also taught me the "cookie scoop trick" and bought me a cookie scoop when I moved into my 1st apartment... It's made several moves and I still love and use it. Have a great day! xo

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    1. Two of my favorites for sure ! And the cookie scoop is the best ! Have a great day

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  18. I have 2 favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. One is the Nestle Tollhouse and the other is from a dear friend of mine in my town. Its a recipe that makes a TON of cookies (it uses 6 cups of flour) but OMG they are delicious and those are the ones I gave to all my neighbors this year at christmas. A huge hit. Plus the extras I make all go into ziplock bags and I put in freezer and pull out and instant dessert!

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    1. Ours don't last long enough to save. Lol

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  19. Those look delicious!! How are you liking your kitchen aid mixer?? I want one so bad! Have a great week Kimm :)

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    1. Hey Sarah, I am LOVING the mixer. I was on the fence for a while because of the price, but I have used it a ton in the month that I have had it! Makes cooking and baking so much easier ! And I just love how many colors it is available in ! Have a great week

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  20. I'd love a Kitchen Aid mixer! Do they ever go on sale? I'm sure I'd get my money's worth! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Hi Gretchen! I snagged mine on sale right before Christmas. It was originally 329 on sale for like 259 and I had a coupon on the cartwheel app for an additional 15% off...so I got a great deal ! I see them on sale lots in target

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  21. Have you tried Crisco's chocolate chip cookie recipe? I use it all the time and it's amazing! They have a little bit different texture than the Toll House recipe - not as cake like maybe? You should try it once and post your thoughts!

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    1. I'll definitely have to try it! Thanks for telling me about it. Have a great day !

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  22. Yum these look amazing. I need a cookie now!!

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  23. I also love the Nestle tollhouse recipe. My kids can't get enough!

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  24. Delish. I never use a cookie scoop but I am thinking I should.

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    1. The cookie scoop is the way to go !!!

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  25. Yum, I think I might have to make a batch this weekend! I have never tried Crisco but am going to try that trick for sure!

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    1. It's always a good time for cookies ;)

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  27. You can never go wrong with homemade chocolate chip cookies!!

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  28. They look delicious! Going to give the a try this weekend! I am not a baker!

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  29. I have never saw Crisco baking sticks?? Where in the store do you find them...Lauri

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    1. They are by the shortening. They are the BEST

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  30. That's the recipe my momma uses and her cookies are the best! Of course, being a good Southern momma, she puts pecans in hers! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Your kids will always remember you making these yummy cookies for them. Try adding a Tbsp or two of Kahlua! That's my mom's secret and it adds some extra richness to the flavor :)

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