Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How to Make Truth Serum Out of Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies



How to Make Truth Serum

 Out of Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies


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



Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorites. And, from the true story above, they are loved by everyone in the house. My recipe is based off this article in the American Profile news insert that comes with my Sunday paper. It's from the book All the Good Cookies, by Gretchen Holt-Witt who founded Cookies for Kids' Cancer. They have raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer.

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!

Ingredients


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


Instructions

Makes 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!


35 comments:

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    1. Short means there is a high proportion of fat to flour. See this link: http://www.thekitchn.com/good-question-what-does-short-50169
      It was already named that so I kept the name even though I changed a few things. There is less flour in this than in the Nestle cookie dough recipe I usually use. I really like it because of all the chips and nuts!

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  2. I love cookies that are more "stuff" than cookie. I suspect I have my weekend treat project picked out!

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    1. I'm usually about a good balance in my cookies, but the "stuff" in these make them fantastic!

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  3. I'm so trying this out. My kid brother will love it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at wake up wednesday linky party.

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I'm sure you'll both love them.

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  4. These look really good... and it would be hard to do without one when everyone else got one... we all have to learn those lessons, though. :)

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    1. Yes, sugar speaks to this particular child in a very strong voice. I hope you enjoy them!

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  5. What a unique recipe and who doesn't love a great choco chip cookie! Thanks for bringing this to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop; featured you on my FB page. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  6. I'm with ya! Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite too.Thanks for joining the Oh My Heartsie-Girls WW!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Chocolate chip cookies are so great. They always make me think of my mom. She always made them for me as a child.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Heidi! My mom had them out for us kids when she taught piano lessons. They always seem to hold good memories. :)

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  8. Yum! I am trying these this weekend!

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    1. I hope you'll let me know what you think! Thanks for commenting.

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  9. I'm loving this! I'm always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother's Day! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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  10. Those look really good! Pinning! Visiting from Mommy Crusaders link party.

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    1. Thanks, Holly. I appreciate the pin!!

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  11. Looks super delicious!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love your stuff!! Pinned

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  12. Love the cookies, chocolate chip cookies are always perfect, aren't they! Nice story as well...I love your photography Kathryn!!! Pinned!!

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  13. My boys love chocolate chip cookies too and I love how you were able to get the truth by using the cookies. Brilliant! I will have to try that!

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  14. Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies better not raise their hand. These look amazing.

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  15. Chocolate Chip Cookies...manna from heaven. Fresh from the oven with a cold glass of milk...oh my. These cookies would surely bring out whatever dark secret I was holding on to as well.

    Thanks for the recipe. Pinning right now.

    Lynn

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  16. Love your story and you can't blame them as they look delicious!

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  17. What a great story and fabulous recipe! Thank you for sharing both with us!

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  18. haha love this! and lets be honest who wouldn't tell the truth with the promise of these! x

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  19. Hi Kathryn,
    Your cookies look delicious, we will really enjoy them. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  20. They look fantastic and I'm always up for trying a new Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe - just for comparison, mind you!! :) Thanks for bringing these by to Throwback Thursday! I'll be pinning to our board.

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  21. These sound amazing! And your story so is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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  22. These sound lovely! I would give up my secrets for one of these :p my cookies never look this good!

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  23. These look delicious. I need to make them this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love this entire post! Kids will be kids, but you figured out a way to get to the truth, even through you knew, without having to push it out, yell and came up with a way to help your daughter learn to admit a fault. This was brilliant. And I can feel her sitting in the corner, as if it was me. Especially knowing that I couldn't have a cookie. They look delicious and your images are so well taken, I could eat this off my screen!!!

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  25. These cookies look delicious! Thanks so much for partying with us @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Pinning:). Have a great weekend and take care, Tara

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