“Tasty’s” Perfect chocolate chip cookies

perfect chocolate chip cookies

I found this link on Facebook recently. I love all the different things they tried in order to achieve the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I’ll have to re-create these myself! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie, take three!

Ok as ridiculous as this sounds…last summer my BFF Amber and I attempted the Classic Chocolate Chip cookie recipe from Betty Crocker and failed…TWICE lol!

First round the cookies retained their pre-baked shape, they were hard little cookie balls.

Round two wasn’t any better. (Maybe I should have measured some things lol) This time they spread from one end of the cookie sheet to the other!

Although both tasted ok…Neither was that delicious cookie we were craving!

With out recent winter weather in Michigan I was itching to get back into the kitchen. So I made a third and final attempt at this recipe!

It’s a miracle! They came out perfectly! I did modify the recipe because the dough like the first round was so dry it was like bread crumbs. So I added 2-3Tbsp of water and here we are perfect Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I chose water instead of milk or oil because I didn’t want to add anymore fats etc… As these can change the chemistry of the cookie and I likely would have had continued problems.

So there you have it! Cookie accomplished! Thanks for following along!

Betty’s BFF’s are back!…what cookies??

So after a very long liason, my bff Amber and I decided to continue our Betty Crocker Adventure! Tonight we ventured back into the kitchen and live on Facebook with a few new recipes. Some we’re perfectly delicious others….are probably not our strongest kitchen performance lol! 

So what’s on tonight’s menu? How about Panfried Pork Chops With Cider Sauce, Seven Layer Salad, and for a sweet touch Betty Crocker’s heirloom recipe for chocolate chip cookies! 

The seven layer salad went together quick, was simple, and tasted fabulous! Other versions of this that I have had included hard boiled egg, but this was a really nice combo of veggies. The peas were a sweet contrast to the salty bacon, and the radishes and celery added a nice crisp bite! 

Recipe is here: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/seven-layer-salad/63edf3bc-a969-416d-9ebd-20794f5066c3

Our main course consisted of seasoned bone in pork chops with a yummy cider sauce! I used my favorite enameled cast iron pan to fry up these tasty chops, if you don’t have a cast iron pan I highly recommend that you get one, Target has them at very reasonable prices! 

The chops we’re juicy well seasoned and the sauce added a nice tart little kick but wasn’t overpowering, I would definately make this again! 

Recipe here: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/panfried-pork-chops-with-cider-sauce/4392dba0-9fc1-49ef-90ee-cdcc50865844

Now let’s talk about these cookies…I can’t help but chuckle just at the thought! We blew it with the cookies folks! This was definitely a baking fail for me lol! The first batch went into the oven and came out of the oven looking exactly the same! They were bready, dry, cookies balls lol! 

So, we tried again hahaha! No good this batch turned into one huge cookie spread out all over the pan, but it tasted really good! 

I guess this recipe will need a replay at a later date! Here’s the link if you’d like to give it a try for yourself!  https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/ultimate-chocolate-chip-cookies/77c14e03-d8b0-4844-846d-f19304f61c57

Otherwise a successful meal that we all enjoyed! Happy cooking folks! 

What to make…What to make…

Reposted from June 2012

​Have you ever just wanted to bake something?  But, you sit there him-hawing around about it, because you just can’t decide what you really want to make.  Well, that’s where I am living today.  I really want to spend some quality time with me in my kitchen, but what to make… what to make…

How about an old fashioned chocolate chip cookie.  Yeah, that sounds perfect!

The chocolate chip cookie was accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930; a very happy accident if you ask me. She owned the Toll House Inn, in WhitmanMassachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s. Her cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, was published in 1936 by M. Barrows & Company. It included the recipe “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie”, which quickly became a favorite  in American homes.

Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker’s chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolatefrom Nestlé thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. They did not and the chocolate chip cookie was born. Wakefield sold the recipe to Nestlé in exchange for a lifetime supply ofchocolate chips. Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a version of her original recipe printed on the back.

Chocolate chip cookies send me back to my childhood, another famous recipe of my Grandma Carol Anne, we just loved to go get a fresh cookie out of that big glass jar 🙂

Here is my recipe for chocolate chip cookies, nothing fancy, but still special.  Enjoy!!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add baking soda and salt. Stir in flour, and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are browned.