The perfect way to start this blog!


Welcome, welcome, welcome! In a few short weeks, I will be receiving my official certification as a pastry chef. I came to the conclusion that I should share my expertise with whomever shall take a gander! I have decided that the best way to start off a blog like this is with a simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies! This recipe comes from my great grandma, and though I have been making it for years, I have decided that no one can make em just like gramma. =)


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees farenheight.
Cream together your butter, shortening, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Incorporate your eggs one at a time, be sure to mix well after each addition. Sift together your dry ingredients. Add 1/3 of dry mixture to the wet mixture and combine well. Add the next 2/3 the same way, combining well after each addition. Finally, incorporate your chocolate chips until evenly disbursed. **IMPORTANT STEP** Refridgerate dough for 1 hour. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop portions onto a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Remove from oven and let set for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and allow to cool completely before storing.

This recipe has been enjoyed by my family for generations, and it will be a hit in yours!


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