I understand the pressure to bake a traditional Christmas Cookie…cut out and sprinkled with brightly colored sugars and candies. But, when I am asked to bring a cookie, often I go with a sure thing sprinkled with joy!
than any other time of
filled with spicy fragrances. But, actually any season is right for magic
cookies. Yes, I am convinced these are magic cookies. They have healed so
many wounds…scraped knees, broken hearts, mean girl comments, lost football
games, math tests, fender benders, and just overall bad days. They also
celebrated victories…went on road trips…appeared at camp grounds…and joined my
children on school retreats. They bring smiles…they are magic.
fact, I think they mesmerized my husband into marrying me in the first place
once I began to bake and deliver cookies to his doorstep. To this day,
there are adult friends of my children who stop by looking for these cookies.
there is nothing really magical about a Chocolate Chip Cookie…but I tweaked and
worked with this recipe to get it just right….to bring on the power.
Maybe the magic comes from the specific shortening details…or the dash of real
vanilla…or the abundance of chips…but wherever it hails from…there is
definitely a warm fuzzy feeling with each bite.
is something in the Parkay which makes a difference in taste and texture.
I have tried many combinations of shortenings and butter and this is by
far the best one! I am just happy they still sell Parkay!
teaspoon of soda; and one teaspoon of salt! And set aside.
sugar and one cup of packed brown sugar…pack it to the top of the measuring
Add, 2 eggs (1 egg if you want a thicker cookie) and one
teaspoon of vanilla.
mixed well together. Then add a small, 2 oz. package of chopped pecans
(no nuts is fine)…Texas pecans are the best! Mix well
same with another chocolate.. Nestle is the best and make sure it is 18 ounces
Watch the refrigerator
carefully…dough seems to disappear easily. Do not let girlfriends know
it is there!
Cookies slightly undercooked and chewy!
them to go to my daughter’s house…not good to have them around on a diet
think about it, a chocolate chip cookie represents our life….that’s what I’ve
taught my children…
at the individual ingredients which taste awful on their own…
(smells so good, tastes kind of raunchy)
mix with individual ingredients which taste wonderful alone…
of it as mixing the bad days with the good days, baking in some fire, and
coming out with one wonderful life. We are all one big chocolate chip