Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Not my usual sugar cookie, is it? Since I recently gave you the recipe for the best cake in the world, I thought it appropriate to share the best cookie in the world. Before I left for Iowa, I was in a baking frenzy. Macarons for Drew and Genevieve and Sis' cookies for Ted and his room mates. Ted's buddy Luke is an intern at the White House and got us a tour last Saturday (Thank you again Luke!). It was a fairly large hassle for him to arrange, so only the best cookies would do as a thank you.
When I pull out the big guns for cookies, this is my go to recipe. It was given to me by my mom and given to her by her best friend and first cousin, Sis. You need to know that Sis was the mother of seven kids and could cook like nobodies business. These cookies are rich and chewy, easy to make, and are perfect for sending in the mail (many a box has been sent to my kiddos in college). It also makes a large amount, and with five kids and four of them being boys, this is a very good thing. The only adjustment I made was to use white chocolate chips instead of semi sweet.
Sis' cookie recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 oz. package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 package white chocolate chips
Sift together dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, combining well. Add vanilla extract. Slowly add in dry ingredients. Stir in white chocolate chips. Drop onto ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Prepare to be amazed.
By all means, feel free to use butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, Heath bits, or semi sweet chocolate. There is no going wrong with this one. I do have to say, though, that the white chocolate is my family favorite.
My cousins (Sis' kids) are incredible cooks as well - I have been the lucky recipient of some fabulous food this week!
You must try these. Oh,and remember to add a cup of coffee or tall glass of milk - oh yeah.
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