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Lisa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of America’s most favorite cookies.  Did you know that Americans eat 7 billion chocolate chip cookies a year?   That equals to 19.2 million a day!  WOW is all I have to say! That is a lot of cookies.  Most everyone that I know loves chewy chocolate chip cookies.  I personally like a more crispy cookie. 

This particular recipe has been a hit.  I have made it several times.  My book club loved it.  My tennis team raved about it.  I took it to the Bake Sale here and they were a  hit.  If you love a chewy cookies you are going to love these.  Plus they are easy to make.  I always love that.

This recipe I am proud to say came from one of my former students Lisa S.  I cannot take all of the credit for her great cooking ability because her mom has the same degree as I do and taught my son some of his food preparation skills in the eighth grade.  Bless her!  As I am writing I can still see Lisa in my classroom preparing food with perfection.  Now she is a teacher and a mother in the fine state of Texas.  So I share this great chocolate chip recipe from Lisa with a smile and hope that you enjoy it as much as I have and will continue to enjoy it in the future. 

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Decadent Chocolate Cookies aka Pecan Mudslide Cookies

There is a bakery in Savannah, Georgia on Bay Street called B. Mathews Bakery.  During the winter when it not as busy I have spent many Saturday afternoons enjoying a cup of tea and a chocolate cookie.  Not just any chocolate cookie but one where the chocolate was so intense that I wanted to eat a dozen instead of just one.  I have tried on several occasions to duplicate the recipe but I could never seem to get the same chocolate flavor.  It is much the same flavor as  in this flourless chocolate cake that I made last month. 

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The Snow and Voting for Your Favorite Decorated Cookie

 

This is why we did not have school last Friday.  If you’re from the north I know that you are laughing, but 1/2 inch or more of this white stuff will shut us down for quite sometime.  We  head to the grocery store for bread and milk and whatever else is needed for being snowbound.  It was beautiful while it lasted which was for exactly twenty-four hours.  Just long enough for school to be called off for yet another day. 

On Wednesday before the snow I demonstrated this to my class.  With much enthusiasm on Thursday the classes baked their cookies to decorate on Friday.  I heard them planning their strategy and who they were delivering their cookies to for Valentine’s Day. It would be their boyfriend, girlfriend, favorite teacher, or take them home to let their parents enjoy.  But it did not happen on Friday!  Then came our three-day winter break.  Decorating Disappointment!!!   Continue reading

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