Award-Winning Cookies and Awards
I’ve been holding out on you. I apologize but it was necessary. I’ve been receiving awards that you don’t know about and I also have kept my go-to cookie recipe from you. You see I started this blog on a whim and I didn’t plan as well as I’m usually accustomed to doing. I am one of those people who make lists and cross things off and who add things to the list that are already completed just to have the satisfaction of crossing them off. But when I started blogging I had been thinking about it for a couple of months and one day I saw the Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from genius Jenny of Picky Palate. It was so inspiring that I felt compelled to share it with anybody who would listen. And so began In Katrina’s Kitchen.
It has been 4 months and I have grown to love my little blog and all of my blogging friends. I thought I would mostly be blogging for my mom and my 5 friends (I love you girls!) but I am overwhelmed every day when thousands of you stop by and let me know you’ve been reading my blog.
I’m enjoying it so much that I even decided to get my own domain – did you notice? It’s not even a big deal to anyone except maybe me. But now you can type in https://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/ to find me (no “blogspot” necessary)! You may have to update your feed subscription if you get my posts through feedburner.
I am happy to have the support and friendship from other bloggers in the food blog community and I have been showered with peer awards from fellow bloggers. In fact they started coming in so quickly and often that I couldn’t possibly keep up!
Before you go I want to share the love and pass on this Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. It comes to you out of love and tears, okay maybe not tears but still. I worked on this for many years – my poor husband endured many recipes that came up short. This is the one we all love now. Well, everyone except my brother-in-law because my recipe beat his in a little friendly competition along with about 30 other chocolate chip cookie recipes. He’s not bitter. And I don’t get out my trophy and proudly display it every time he comes over or anything. Ahem.
Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening, I use butter-flavored Crisco
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 package milk chocolate chips, about 2 cups
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Beat shortening and sugars until combined and creamy. Add eggs and extract.
- Add the dry ingredients and fold in chocolate chips.
- Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to drop dough onto baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes.
73 Comments on “Award-Winning Cookies and Awards”
My go to recipe for years now!!!
Truly the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted. While they are a little work they are well worth it. I made 33 out of the recipe. I used an ice cream scoop for uniform cookies because I only had a one tablespoon cookie scoop. I definitely will make them again.
How many carbs are in this? I have a diabetic son
I found my mistake! I used double the amount of Crisco! (made a half recipe with whole recipe Crisco because I read the stick label incorrectly) UGH gonna try again tomorrow
Weird. Mine spread out to be at least 6 inches from a 1.5 TBS scoop. AND I had chilled the dough for a couple of hours. Totally greasy, soft, and flat. And I”m not a Crisco snob, in fact my fav cookie from my grandmother is with Crisco. All my ingredients were new and fresh. My only sub was 70% chocolate not milk choc. And I have a thermometer in my oven to make sure it’s at the right temp. shrug I was sure they’d turn out like yours being chubby/cakey…because they say you want a ratio greater than 1:1 flour to fat and so it looked PERFECT. LOL
Yep, these are award-winning. One of the best chocolate chip cookies that I’ve ever eaten. Thanks. Simple and quick to make. Love that.
I found I had to bake them around 12 to 13 minutes. Delicious reminded me of a recipe I had from my Grandma Leonard which I had lost.
Excellent recipe. I substituted semi-sweet chips and they came out awesome. Perfect amount of sweetness with the even parts white and brown sugar. These are officially my favorite chocolate chip cookies.
hi, this is a great and easy recipe! Made these today with my grandkids, we did half chips and half mini M&Ms. I’ve made at least 15 to 20 dozen cookies in the last week and these were the best and by far, the easiest. Woohoo!!! Thanks for posting this!!!
Tried your Award Winning Recipe and for the first time ever chocolate chip cookie recipe was a success perfect in color and flavor .
Thank you for sharing
I brought these cookies into my husband’s office and they were a huge hit! I used chocolate pudding, the only kind I had, and it made the cookies more like a double chocolate cookie! I loved it!
I love this recipe. I have been making them whenever I get a chance to. I have received so many compliments on these cookies. People have started asking my husband how I can make such great cookies.
I have been adding on occasion butterscotch chips with the milk chocolate chips, only because we love butterscotch. Thank you for sharing, everyone thinks that I can make cookies now, hehehe.
I’m so happy that you love them as much as our family does.
These were really good cookies! My husband gave them a thumbs up. They don’t spread out very much. I made some right out of the cookie scoop and I also flattened some just to see how they would turn out….either way, they turned out fine. Regarding Amy who stated they were raw, just bake them a couple minutes longer and leave them on the pan to cook some more. 😉 Thanks for the recipe!
I’m glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.
This recipe was amazing however when I made these they didn’t spread out when they cooked and stayed prett6 raw inside. Any advice on whqt I maybe did wrong?
best freaking cookies i have EVER made.
hey Kat, can we use chipped dark choc instead of choc chips?? or does it change the texture and consistency?? would you pl get back to me on this at my email: [email protected]
Congrats on your own domain. Blogging is so much fun, and your cookies are making my mouth water!
Coockie award – understand why, those cookies looks absolutely mouthwatering and moreish…. I have to make them one day. I´am a danish girl, who is new on the blogg – and I found your blogg through Newyorkerbyheart – and I really like your blogg – and I´ll be back…
Rikke ( Bettlaus )
Woot woot!cookie awards!! Cookies!!! Who doesn’t love a great chocolate chip cookie?? Love ’em!! Thise look fantastic!
Wow… they really look delicious and congratulations to your award. These cookies look quite good but I would let them a little bit longer in the oven so they get a bit darker. 😛 But I guess thats just the individual opinion and u showed by that award that those are some good ones. thx 4 sharing