Award-Winning Cookies and Awards

Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies #recipe *soft and chewy* from @katrinaskitchen

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.

Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies #recipe *soft and chewy* from @katrinaskitchen

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.

Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies #recipe *soft and chewy* from @katrinaskitchen

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!

Award-Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies #recipe *soft and chewy* from @katrinaskitchen

 

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

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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:9 minutes

Total Time:29 minutes

Baking soda and butter flavored shortening are the keys to these award winning Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Beat shortening and sugars until combined and creamy. Add eggs and extract.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to drop dough onto baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes.