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In just 23 short days, Christmas will be here! As the anticipation of the holiday builds, our schedules all get a little busier, but making time to bake cookies is always at the top of the list. Hi there, Katrina’s fans, I’m Liz from Hoosier Homemade and thrilled to be here for the I’ll Bring the Cookies Event! Whether I’m sharing a mouthwatering dessert, a crafty idea or helping you decorate your home, I STRIVE to help Moms and Women “Be Heroes to their Families”! Growing up I loved helping my Mom bake Christmas cookies, the Dining Room table was often lined with newspapers and filled with lots of different cookies. And although I loved all of the different fancy cookies at Christmas time, our family has grown to love the classics.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hoosier Homemade #BringtheCOOKIES

One of the traditions that we carry on from my Mother-in-law is setting up a treat table during the Holidays and right next to the Homemade Chex Party Mix are these Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hoosier Homemade #BringtheCOOKIES

I know to some they really don’t seem too much like Christmas, but for our family they remind us of both Grandmas.

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  • 1 cup butter flavor Crisco {you can use regular butter, I like how soft the cookies are when Crisco is used}
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups milk chocolate chips {or semi-sweet if you prefer}


  • Beat the butter flavored Crisco and sugars until fluffy
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and milk until well combined
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add to the creamed mixture
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Use a cookie dough scoop to make the cookies uniform in size. Scoop dough, roll into ball and place on greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until light golden
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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hoosier Homemade #BringtheCOOKIES

Thanks so much for having me Katrina! It’s been an honor to share our family favorite cookies with you and your readers! Most of the time you will find me elbow deep in cupcake batter, but if I’m not baking up a batch of cupcakes, you can usually find me over at Pocket Change Gourmet, where my husband and I blog together, sharing Budget Friendly Recipes for your family! Connect with Liz on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Here are a few of my most recent favorites you may like…

York Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes // Cherry Almond Bars // Reindeer Cupcakes

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Thank you so much to Liz! My husband will pass up almost any cookie for a warm soft chocolate chip. No cookie party is complete without it. If you take a moment to visit Liz at Hoosier Homemade you will see that she is very talented and that she loves to bake. Here are a few more of Liz’s cookies that you can make this holiday season:

Mini Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches

Black Forest Whoopie Pies

Thanks for bringing the cookies, Liz!