Monday, August 29, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

♥ Beginner 

My Dad's all time favorite cookies are Oatmeal Rasin. I think he can smell them from five miles away. Not to mention, they are still a lot healthier of a cookie than most (cough, cough, chocolate chip...)

What you'll need: 

3/4 Cup Butter, Softened
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups Rolled Oats
1 Cup Raisins

How it's done: 

1. Preheat your oven to 375*F.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine butter and brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.

4. Mix in Flour until combined, and hand stir in raisins.

5. Drop by tablespoon full onto non-stick cookie sheet (2 inches apart), and flatten with palm of hand. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.


Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

♥ Beginner 

When it dawned on me that I didn't have a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe here on the blog, I knew I had to post one right away. I'm sure most everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but for me it holds a special place in my heart. I can remember my mom baking cookies in the kitchen when I was just old enough to help her scoop dough onto the cookie sheet. My sister and I had so much fun scooping those lopsided little cookies. I imagine that most people have memories like that in the kitchen. 

This recipe is actually straight out of the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook, it's the very recipe my own mom has used for years... well, until she discovered the Toll House scoop and bake cookie dough that is...

What you'll need: 

1/2 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups Chocolate Chips

How it's done: 

1. Preheat oven to 375*F. 

2. It's very important that your butter is room temperature or your cookies could go flat! Beat in large mixing bowl butter and shortening on high speen for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined. 

3. Beat in eggs & vanilla until combined (Note: Over-beating your eggs can make your cookies go flat as well, only beat until things are combined from here on out - or hand mix!) 

4. Add in flour and mix until combined.

5. Hand mix chocolate chips into batter. 

6. Drop by the tablespoon onto your non-stick cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are brown. Cool on wire rack. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


And the winner is: 

Heilit & Matthew Biehl!

Congratulations! You'll love the recipe book and utensils! 

Stay tuned for more drawings in the future! 

Friday, August 5, 2011



With almost 45 recipes added to the blog, I think it's about time for a drawing... don't you?  It's time to appreciate my followers! Let's give away some free stuff, and see if we can share some great recipe ideas at the same time!  Winner will receive:

Cupcakes & Muffins 100 Everyday Recipes by LoveFood ! 

Piggy Wiggy little whisk, silicone spatula, and nylon turner! 
*You can find more fun kitchen utensils like these here!

"This little piggy gets the job done." I LOVE these Piggy Wiggy utensils! They are so fun to use, and the whisk is wonderfully heavy in the handle which is perfectly comfortable in your hand. Once you try them, you'll love them! 

All you have to do is click on the blue button that says, "Join this site" in the right sidebar, and log in.

Once you've become a member, add a comment to this post sharing what your absolute favorite snack is!

It's almost too easy!!! 

You have through Monday to enter! Enter Now! Drawing will be held on Tuesday
Monday, August 8th, 2011 - Last day to enter!