Monday, November 15, 2010

My favorite Cookie! (and a GIVEAWAY for our 100th post!)

Holy Cow!! I can't believe it's already up to 100 posts!! I thought about doing something special like maybe doing a giveaway to one of my 4 readers, but I thought instead I would share with you my favorite cookie recipe! But then I re-thought that and decided I could just do BOTH!! A GIVEAWAY and my favorite cookie recipe, even if I only have 4're odds of winning just skyrocketed!!!:) But first things first...

I have posted this one before, but I honestly go back to it A LOT!! Last night while eating dinner one of the kiddo's started going through what everyone was in charge of for Family Home Evening that night. I heard "Treat-Mom" and guess what...I had not prepared anything, so while we were cleaning up dinner I decided to make these wonderful cookies. They are so easy to make and super delicious. Nice and crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside...the PERFECT cookie (especially warm right out of the oven!)

Anyway, for those who missed the first post of this it is again!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies
3/4 cup crisco
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup toffee chips

Heat oven to 375. Mix together crisco, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat in the egg. Combine and add dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Versatility! That's what this cookie has...I love the chocolate chip/toffee combo, but these are so good with Andes mint pieces instead, or peanut butter and chocolate chips. I found some caramel bits and the store the other day by the chocolate chips and thought that those and some chopped up pecans would be heavenly as well...I'm going to have to try that one and let you know!

Anyway...on to the GIVEAWAY!! Growing up I really didn't enjoy making cookies all that much because I hated to get the dough out using 2 spoons and then having to wait for the cookies and then putting more in etc... Being introduced to this device quite a few years ago I have now become a cookie maker lover!! It honestly is the best thing to have when making cookies!

A cookie scoop!! (from pampered chef!)
They have 3 sizes to choose from...large (approximately 3 Tablespoons), Medium (approximately 2 Tablespoons), and the small (approximately 1 Tablespoon).

Since most of you probably have at least one of these sizes we decided that the winner could decide what size they would like and we'll get it out to you!

We know...not the biggest giveaway ever, we wish we could give away a bosch mixer to one of you 4 readers out there, but...this will just have to do!:)


Just become a follower and leave a comment for this's as easy as that and you're qualified to WIN!!

Spread the would be a HUGE ego boost if we had more than just our 4 readers comment!:)

GOOD LUCK...winner will be announced Tuesday, November 23rd!


Sheans said...

Well, I know you have more than 4 followers because I know more than that many people who read your blog. So there.

Those cookies look really good................

Amanda said...

Those cookies sound great. We will have to try them next week! I read your blog all the time and enjoy the recipes. I can use all the help I can get. Plus I don't own any of those cookie scoopers but have always wanted to!!

-Susan- said...

Jana I should have been a follwer of your blog for ages, since I check on it all the time. I think you are the best cook in our county! Now your daughter will be following in your footsteps! Will spread the word my dear Ü

jolyn said...

Jana, i'd be happy with at least 12dozen of those cookies! You know where I live. I'll shout out to you on my blog too!

Michellie-mom said...

I'm a follower, you just didn't know :) I've actually made a bunch of your recipes! Thanks and keep em coming! I don't have ANY cookie scoops like that so this is a great giveaway in my book! :)

Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!? said...

I just found your blog reading through comments on I have a food blog, too! I look forward to poking around on your site.

Unknown said...

I'm following you! I love the idea of the mom-daughter cooking blog. What a great mom you are!!

Becky Whitney said...

I'm a follower but instead I would like to win a dinner cooked by you at my house of course. That would mean that you would have to come and visit me so that you could cook me that dinner! Tee hee hee! ok that is probably asking too much! I would love to win the dough scoop! love ya bunches Becky Whitney

Molly said...

I just made your Taco soup this week. So good and Matt and the boys loved it. Thank you for all your great food!

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