Well, I like giving things to people. I'm basically Santa Clause but don't wear much red. Since today's my last day at work I thought I would encourage everyone to remember me fondly with my parting gift of cookies. The new me may have been a hot dancer once, but now she's just going to be a hot new me that probably didn't have milk and cookies for breakfast. Wow, I really am Santa.
I'm pretty sure the last time I made these cookies was April 14th. The only reason I remember that date was because it was the day after my good friend Calvin popped out of his momma into the world. It was also the day this happened:
Gratuitous and totally relevant photo of me with a less than 24 hour old child.
Not to brag or anything but my cookies were probably one of the first things he ate. Via breast milk. The cookies weren't actually made as a celebration of life but I was going to a ballroom dancing night and had been coerced through extreme flattery to bring cookies. So a few cookies detoured to the hospital.
My friend Caity had told my that my cookies were the best and begged me to make some for the ballroom dancing event. I really can't say no to flattery like that. Just like the time were in grade 12 and I wanted to go home after my 10 pm shift at the grocery store but her and her eventual husband coerced me into watching The Wedding Singer with them. I guess I just can't say no to flattery or weddings singers.
Since my cookies are obviously the best cookies ever, I couldn't deny my coworkers one last chance to indulge. I'm blogging about it because I have failed fantastically at blogging about my baking eneavours lately. That's because I haven't actually baked anything aside from muffins for a while. And the last muffins I made involved a box of devil's food cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and whatever else I thought would taste good. They were essentially breakfast cupcakes.
So I'm going to share with you my famous cookie recipe. Just so you know, these are some of the yummiest cookies ever. The only thing is that they're trying to kill you. There's a collective cup and a half of sugar, which is comparable to other recipes, but it's the two cups of chocolate chips/Reese's Pieces that get you sucked it. I've made these without Reese's, by the way, and they just aren't the same. When I first came across the recipe they just called for chocolate chips. By upping the ante I made something delicious and magical happen.
I got the recipe here off the internet when I was in high school. I tweaked it a tiny bit so I'm not going to take credit for it. Since I linked you to the original I'm not even going to feel bad.
That's what I call a well used recipe.
The Best Cookies Ever
1 cup of margarine
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Reese's Pieces
1. Preheat the oven to 350°
2. Cream margarine together with white and brown sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, then fold in the chocolate chips and Reese's.
5. Drop by smallish spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet and then bake those bad boys for 8-10 minutes.
The recipe will yield approximately 4 dozen small cookies.
I grew up in a big cookie household. We liked our cookies big and we liked a lot of them. I think that's one of the reasons I love this recipe so much. It's the first recipe I really ever did all by myself and I broke the familial norm and made small cookies. Small cookies make my heart sing. You can eat so many more and not feel as pigtastic, and they're more fun to share in a social setting.
This is an example of not small cookies. Trust me, smaller is way more fun.
The original recipe says that it makes two dozen cookies. That person was on cookie crack. Last night I was in a rush when I made these so I made them a bit bigger than usual. I could tell they were bigger because they took more like 10 or 11 minutes to cook than the usual 8 or 9. I still ended up with about 45 cookies. Yeah.
I love eating baked goods so there's a reason I don't make these very often. I do not need 4 dozen cookies sitting around my house taunting me. Especially ones with Reese's Pieces in them.
If you don't make these, you're missing out. Also mad props to me for putting up my first (and possibly only) recipe on the blog. On the last day of watching Douglas street. Yeah, I just gave myself a shout out.