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The Case of the Missing Cake Pop and the Chocolate Chip Cookie
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young princess who loved anything sweet! Although there were treats and desserts served frequently by the queen, this young girl decided she wasn't getting enough.
One day, the eldest princess decided to experiment with cake pops. She was the master baker of all the princesses and loved to serve up delectable yummies to the whole kingdom.
The king and queen (sometimes thought of as the servants by some of the princesses) loved it when the Princess Royale cooked for them. It was a joy to see her happily busy in the kitchen and just as wonderful to eat her creations. The rest of the princesses agreed.
One day the queen came into the kitchen to find out someone had been sneaking the cake pops. After making sure it wasn't the king (who is allowed to sneak food), she quickly narrowed the suspect down. After all, this little girl was very good at eating, but not very good at hiding evidence. The cake pop stick was in plain view with telltale crumbs on it. Oops!
Everyone defiantly denied having eaten the treat. Around and around the queen went. No one would confess. The punishment was that no one would be eating dessert until a confession was made. She waited and waited. Three days passed without a sign of breaking the case. She soon figured out how to encourage her little girl. She would have to fight fire with fire. In other words, sugar with sugar!
A few days after the case of the disappearing cake pop opened, the queen decided to put it all on the line. She would make a treat she knew couldn't be resisted - at least not for very long. Hence, Short and Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies were born out of her oven. The royal children immediately wanted one, but they were stopped dead in their tracks! No princesses would eat a cookie until the case of the disappearing cake pop was solved!
With the smell of freshly baked cookies in the air, the young princess bashfully approached the throne to admit she had eaten the cake pop. It just couldn't be resisted! An apology was quietly offered and accepted.
Hoorah! The punishment was alleviated. The case was closed. The older princesses rejoiced over cookies and milk while the young offender sat and watched with sadness and desire. Judging by the look on her face, the punishment fit the crime.
Short and Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies
Don't skimp on the size of these yummies. The bigger they are the better. The plate in the picture is a dinner plate - not salad. ;) After all, we don't load them up just to have a bite!
2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 Tbls vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 cups chocolate chips (I used 1 bag of semi-sweet mini chips, 1 bag dark chocolate chips, and 1 bag milk chocolate chips)
2 cups chopped walnuts
InstructionsMakes 24 giant cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs and beat again. Add vanilla.
3. Combine the dry ingredients and add gradually to the butter mixture. Mix until just blended.
4. Using a large spoon, drop heaping spoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Cool and dig in!