Saturday, August 9, 2014

Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Posh Cuisine Update & Cookie Jar Favorite

UPDATE: First, I have to say I'm so sorry for not posting a lot! This past week has been super busy and while I know that's no excuse, you need to know how much I think of you, my readers! And I'd love to show you what I've been doing...


This was my first wedding cake attempt because...my uncle is getting married on Saturday! And I'm making the cake!! (Eeeep! Are you as excited as me!?) I know I should have told you sooner, but with all the baking and recipe testing going on this summer, it's been crazy!  I've been doing so much research towards making a wedding cake, in addition to finding the pans and equipment (there's a lot to it!). And since I was going to a family BBQ today, I thought it'd be a great time to put my research to the test and make a smaller version of the cake. (With a theme to match this summer party, of course!)

Wedding Cake #1
It was such a huge hit! I don't even know where to begin! The flavor, texture, frosting - everything! This is no cardboard cake with frosting. If Posh Cuisine is going to make a cake, it's gotta be pretty and delicious! (That's how true posh is measured.) And this cake has got some posh, let me tell you!

But now, let's get back on topic. What's this about a "cookie jar favorite" in the title?
Click here for the recipe!
Want a chocolate chip cookie which melts in your mouth? Doesn't get hard-as-a-rock in the cookie jar? Holds up to freezer storage and still tastes fresh? Then look no further! The recipe I am about to share is a favorite of mine (and I'm pretty picky when it comes to cookies). It's always a huge hit with the family, at parties, as gifts, with my friends at school - you name it! So thank you again Taste of Home, because this recipe for Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies is fantastic! And I must warn you - not only will these cookies remain airy and melt in your mouth, they're addicting, too!

I follow the recipe on this one, yet I always use crisp rice cereal (never cornflakes) and quick-cooking oats (never regular). I also always use Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips in nearly all my cookie recipes. They're wonderful chips for both melting and baking (and snacking...). As seen in the image above, I always flatten these cookies just a tad before baking for a smoother-topped cookie. The recipe yields about 6 dozen (using a large cookie scoop), so I highly recommend freezing some!


I actually prefer them frozen...they're just wonderful! Store them in plastic freezer bags for months - they'll stay tasting fresh and delicious! This is the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I like to make now, and trust me, I've made it a lot! For some reason, they just don't last long in my house (or at school with my friends). This recipe is amazing and I just know you'll love them! Click here or visit www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crisp-chocolate-chip-cookies for the recipe. And keep it posh, people!

With love (for food),
Ellen
-A dash of posh can make all the difference in your next dish!--