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Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies without All the Ads and fuss! I love baking up fresh crispy cookies for my man without having to go through a bunch of blogging ads. I put together this recipe in a combination of trial and error and this… by far… is the best!

I think you will find this recipe a delightful and easy one to follow. KEY…all ingredients need to be at room temperature so planning ahead is needed. It really is what makes this cookie so yummy and flavorful for even days afterward. (if they last that long) PLUS…don’t you love when you are looking to start a recipe you don’t have to deal with a bunch of ads! Geeeez…one thing I love about our blog…the ads are your choice to click on! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla (homemade is best…mason jar full whiskey with 2 vanilla beans steeped 4 wks)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. milk (any kind)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand-up mixer, mix butter, sugar, and molasses until creamy with whipped attachment.
  3. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat again keeping it creamy. Now switch to the paddle attachment.
  4. Mix in a small bowl, flour, soda, and salt.
  5. Slowly add flour mixture into the creamy mixture until all is combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Place 1 tsp. of dough onto a cookie sheet at 2″ apart and bake for 10 minutes. Rotate sheet halfway in the cooking process. I only do one sheet at a time for best crispiness.
  8. Let cookies cool for 15 minutes before using a spatula to move them to the cooling rack.
  9. Repeat for each batch and enjoy many nibbles along the way!

Trying not to eat the cookie dough while you wait….SOOO hard!

The crispy thin taste is out of this world!

Love deeper, talk sweeter,

Lee

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Ranch Life
Oh boy! I found a new recipe triggered by a relative on my husbands side. His great Aunt Cherie. SO simple using chocolate wafers (or make your own) and whipping cream! Yummmmmmy! For this is a Nanna’s treat with chocolate goodness! Aunt Cherie use to make this treat with her kids many moons ago and I can see why it was a hit. First, it’s cheap. Second it’s simple, easy to do with kids, and third everyone will love them! Try a batch you won’t be sorry! Ingredients: 2 cups of whipping cream 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 package of chocolate wafers (or make your own recipe below) 1 drop of Orange Essential oil Directions: 1) Whip cream in mixer until peaks form. At least 5 minutes or so. 2) Add vanilla, mix in. 3) On cookie sheet line with parchment paper. 4) Scoop cream mixture on one cookie and lay another on top. You can add another layer if you like or just top with cream. 5) Place  in freezer for 4 hours. TRY not to sneak and take one…FAT CHANCE…I did! Adding essential oils to your everyday cooking is not only adding amazing flavor, but is SO good for you instead of extracts full of yucky stuff. SO try it! Homemade Chocolate Cookies ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar, packed 1 tsp pure vanilla (or get creative and add orange, peppermint, or lavender, essential oil ONE drop) 1 cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup cacao powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup almond milk Directions:
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla or oils, about 2 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cacoa powder, soda and salt.
  3. Next add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Add milk just to combine.
  4. Form a log about 1 ½ inches think. I covered my hands with coconut oil, you can use any oil even some butter.
  5. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  6. Set oven 350 degrees. Place log on parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
  7. Cut each log piece about 1/8 inch thick coin size
  8. Make sure they are 2 inches apart or so. Bake for 8 minutes. Bake extra if they are not dry looking.
Your ready to put your whipping cream on and freeze! Or eat them all! Hope this is a wonderful time cooking with your children or grandchildren! God’s blessings, Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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Food, Treats
This recipe is so yummy you won’t be able to eat just one!  Perfect fall goodness filled with sweetness and the right spices. AND…of course, you will want a cup of tea with this treat! The perfect tea I recommend is the Creamy Pumpkin Delight! I doubled this recipe because I like to use a whole can of pumpkin versus 1/2. Ingredients: 1 Cup Butter 3/4 Cup Olive Oil 1 can Pumpkin Puree 1 3/4 Cup Organic Sugar 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla 4 Organic Eggs 6-7 Cups of flour (Add enough flour to have your dough soft and binding but not too much) 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 Tsp. Cream of Tartar 1/2 Tsp. Salt 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon 1 Whole Nutmeg grated pinch of cloves Directions: Mix first three ingredients in your mixer. Add powdered sugar slowly while mixer continues to work. Add vanilla and eggs. Put all your flour and remaining ingredients into a separate bowl. Mix well. Switch paddles on your mixture add slowly add flour mixture to your sugar mixture.  Once combined you’re ready to make your cookies. Doesn’t the smell just make you smile? AHHH! For the glaze (I made this amount smaller as I didn’t add a lot onto each cookie, and some cookies I left without the glaze. This part does add a TON more sugar…) 3 Cups Powdered Sugar 4 Tbsp Water 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon 1/4 Tsp. nutmeg 1/4 Tsp. cloves 1/4 Tsp. All Spice (The last 4 ingredients is the same as Pumpkin Pie Spice as I make my own) Yummy Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Preheat oven 350 degrees Line cookie sheets with parchment paper putting one scoop on a tray. Squish down with the bottom of scooper or spoon to hold glaze Bake for 8-10 Minutes After you place your done cookies on the cooling rack, put your glaze onto each cookie. It will harden once fully cooled. NOW enjoy with your cup of tea!!!!! Enjoy and share! God bless you today! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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