Nov 062013

Perfect Chocolate Chip CookiesI found a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that hasn’t failed me, yet. They come out perfectly every time. Nice and crispy around the edges, soft and plump in the center. Added: Make sure all of your ingredients (especially baking soda and eggs) are fresh.


1 cup salted butter, softened (don’t use margarine or they might come out flat)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda (make sure it is fresh, not sitting in your cabinet for months)
2 tsp hot water
2 cups (12 oz. package) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt, stir.
  5. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.

Yield: 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 dozen, depending on size. My last batch came out big, about 3″ in diameter and yielded 3-1/2 dozen.

Bon appétit!

Dec 182012

I found these Brookies on’s Facebook page. This is what they’re supposed to look like. Good luck with that! If you decide to make them, please upload a photo or link, I’d love to see how they came out!

This was my recipe for Brookies:

Step 1 – Make Cookie Dough

The recipe is on the package of Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies, but here it is in case you use your own chocolate chips or you can substitute M&Ms for chocolate chips.


    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (can use grater to shred hard butter)
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 large eggs
    2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels or regular size M&Ms
    1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Chill bowl in refrigerator. Continue reading »