dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. And they’re all most likely based on the Toll House Cookie recipe. Mine is very similar to the Toll House Cookie recipe. With a few tweaks. I add an extra 1/4 cup of flour to fluff them up. And I use Aldi brand chocolate chips. They’re much cheaper! And just as good. I also cool the cookie dough in the fridge for a bit before I bake the cookies. I find it keeps the cookies from going flat. I prefer puffier cookies to flat ones. But that’s just me.

Here’s my recipe:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Bakers Corner Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar in an electric mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually mix in flour, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Stir in chocolate morsels. Cool dough in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Then drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

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Oatmeal Apple Butter Bars

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Oatmeal Apple Butter Bars

One word: Yum. These were incredible and so simple to make. Another great find from Pinterest!

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature.
1 cup apple butter

INSTRUCTIONS
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, sugars, salt and cinnamon. Add butter and stir until well mixed. Spread half of the mixture into baking pan and pat down until it is flat. Spread the apple butter evenly over crumb layer. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over apple butter and press down gently. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool completely. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Apple Butter Bars