Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I would like to briefly interrupt my decor blog to bring you a super delicious cookie recipe I made tonight and want to share.  It has a secret ingredient in it that makes the cookies taste like Mrs. Fields.

We are getting bad storms here in Chicago tonight so I figured I would bake these cookies since I have the air on.  My hubby is watching his beloved Black Hawks tonight going for the Stanley Cup.  So I thought I would treat him to some yummo cookies while he watches the game.

Here is the recipe:


Whoops,  I forgot to take a picture of the chocolate chips and the vanilla and butter.  I made two batches.  One with milk Chocolate Chips and the other with white chocolate chips and cherries.

3/4 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1 Egg
2 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
2 Tsp. Corn Starch (Secret Ingredient)
l Tbs. Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 12 oz bag Chocolate Chips
or
I bag of White Chocolate Chips
1 bag dried cherries

Cream butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla and salt together.  Add Flour, Cornstarch, baking soda to the mix.

Add your chocolate chips and cherries or nuts or what ever you want to add.

 I put them on parchment paper on the cookie sheet. About 1 inch scoops.
Bake at 350 degree oven.  I used my convection oven so I set it at 320.  Bake until they are golden brown.  

The secret ingredient of corn starch is what keeps them crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside.  The cornstarch keeps them from flattening out. So you get this perfect looking cookie.


Here's the hubby enjoying the chocolate chip cookies while reclining in his fav chair and wearing his lucky jersey.

There you have it.  Yummy tasting cookies.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.  I have a decor post in the next day or so on something I have been working on in my Laundry Room so stay tuned.
Kris
:)

31 comments:

  1. Sounds delish.. But, sigh, there isn't a Gee proof cookie recipe. I follow the recipe closely, they come out like pucks!!! I promise. Will ass on to my DIL... now that girl can bake me cookies anytime!!! Perfection.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Gee,
      Try this one they come out great. I was never ever able to make a good chocolate chip cookie until this recipe.
      Kris

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  2. They sure do make ones mouth water looking at them! I live an hour NW of Chicago in IN and so far all we have gotten is rain, thunder, lightning and a little wind. Sure hope we don't get any worse than that. Hate storms. Nancy

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    1. It was a perfect night to bake some cookies!!!! We had some pretty fierce thunder and lightning but no wind damage as some towns got. Wooooo so glad.
      Kris

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  3. These sound really good especially with the dried cherries. I've pinned the recipe to use later. Thanks for sharing!! -Susie

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  4. Yummy! I love cherries - sweet, tart, or dried. Double yummy with chocolate! Thank you!

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  5. I love dried cherries, too. Yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Patti,
      They are delish you will love these.
      Kris

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  6. Evening Kris, Thanks for the delicious looking cookie recipe...I WILL be trying it soon! I thought the pic of hubby in his favorite chair was SWEET! All that pretty whites,creams and vintage surrounding him....what more could the lady of the house ask for?! lol! Hope and pray the weather isn't too bad...we are expecting storms too! Also, thank you so much for the info on the curtains....they are adorable! I'm getting VERY confused on what to go with...There is so much to choose from and so pretty!! This is the hard part! Blessings and a wonderful weekend ahead~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie,
      What ever you do with that cutie it will be great. Take your time to figure it all out. Remember I am living vicariously through you with this wonderful treasure you have. Ohhhhhhh I want one so much. Someday hopefully I will score one. They are just really hard to come by in my neck of the woods or they are really $$$$$$. Good luck.
      Kris

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  7. Kris..you are so doing what I am...I made dinner for the kids and we had an eye out for the storms. That didn't keep them from watching and cheering for the Hawks. Yay! It's still in overtime as I write. Your guy is so cute in his jersey. I have to try your recipe...Yum!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane,
      Wow they finally won in triple over time. I finally went to bed before they got the goal. My hubby was pretty happy with them winning. Now only 3 more to go!!!!!!!

      Our storms were mostly thunder storms and some wicked lightning but no wind like they were saying so was glad for that.

      Try these yummy cookies they are so so good. You can put in any ingredients you like and they come out so yummy.
      Kris

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  8. The cookies sure do look yummy! It is late here and the storms are just now getting to us. Looks like it will be a long night...we have strong wind warnings until 6:30am. We have a lot of trees in our yard, so that really worries me. Heard my niece had a tree come down that hit their house and car. Hope everyone affected by these storms stay safe.
    hugs, Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      Oh my you are having worse storms than we had. Ours were some wicked thunder storms but no wind damage. I hope all is ok and you did not get too much damage.
      Kris

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  9. Yum--those cookies sound delicious. Your husband looks quite content!

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    1. Hi Sandy,
      Ha Ha he was a happy camper with his recliner, fresh out of the oven cookies and his team won last night. It was all good!!!!!
      Kris

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  10. i love chocolate chip, and i love to bake-yum!! tfs, kris--hope his team won! (don't tell him, i had to google blackhawks,--i didn't know what sport is was!)

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    1. Ha Ha Lynn he loves his Blackhawks. They are going for the Stanley Cup so he is a happy camper. Do try this recipe it is so easy and so so good. I love that you can put in the ingredients that you love and they come out so nice and yummy.
      Kris

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  11. Kris, your post looks like it's BHG ready, seriously! All the cute signage, the perfect cookies, Terry in his jersey & munching....thanks for the recipe. Saving that one!

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    1. Terry was a happy camper in his chair and his favorite team winning!!!! Try these yummy cookies they are easy to make and so good. I love this recipe.
      Kris

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  12. Oh my, they look wonderful!!! I've never heard of using corn starch and I've been making choc. chip cookies for hundreds of years!! I'll have to give that a try because we're definitely a gooey in the middle family.
    I think we're to get some of those storms today!
    Mary Alice

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    1. We had a lot of thunder and lightning but no wind damage as some towns got. So happy that did not happen. Happy too that our cable did not go out as my hubby was on the edge of his seat with the Hawks game last night!!! Wooo Hooo they won finally after 3 periods of overtime.
      Kris

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  13. This sounds like a very yummy recipe! I'm sure your husband enjoyed them...and he must have enjoyed the game as well. It sure was a good one, and a long one too! His lucky shirt obviously worked!

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  14. The rain has moved to NJ today and it is coming down in buckets. The thunder is here too. These cookies sound great. I am going have to make these for sure. Your husband looks so happy eating the cookies in is jersey. We don't watch hockey, just baseball and football. My husband and I are huge fans. Hope the game went well!

    Cynthia

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  15. Oh these look delish Kris!!!c
    Too funny seeing hubs watching hockey - our hockey has officially been over for a while now - well once the Canadiens were ousted lol...........
    Hope the storms aren't too bad my friend
    XOX

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  16. Love these cookies. I first found them at the Ocean Sray website but haven't used the cherry flavored craisins yet. Had to cover my eyes at your hubby's shirt, tho. Congrats on the win last night. Hope it's the last one :-)

    Born and bred Bostonians......we're waving from the other side of the stadium.....hahaha.

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  17. Kris, my mouth is watering! Terry looks so sweet munching away! :)
    Susan

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  18. Oh these look so good....I have been trying to lose a few pounds but I am a sugar addict! These cookies I may have to try.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  19. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I had no idea that cornstarch would do that. I'll have to try it. My cookies are often flat and crunchy. Your cookies looked good! Your hubby is so cute sitting there eating away with his jersey on (like a kid). LOL! Men really never grow up do they?

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  20. I miss baking, but Steve doesn't eat sweets and I do. They would all end up in my tummy.

    Did the lucky shirt work?

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  21. Looks like they were a hit, Kris! Hope his team won too!
    Liz

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