Louanne on Nov 27th 2012
I found this recipe in “The Star Wars Cookbook” that a friend gave us for my daughters birthday. I thought the name was fun and so it was the first recipe that we tried. From the first batch, our family was hooked and I haven’t made another type of chocolate chip cookie since. We have made them for so many events and been repeatedly told that they are the best chocolate chip cookies ever.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Put the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Set aside.
- Put the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in another mixing bowl. Using the electric mixer set on high speed, beat together until well blended and creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop a rounded tablespoon of the dough and drop on a baking sheet. Be sure to leave about 1 inch between the cookies because they spread as they bake.
- Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
- Place cookies on cooling racks and let cool completely.
- Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.
My personal baking tips for this recipe:
- I use 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon.
- I use salted butter.
- I bake on parchment paper.
- I use a counter top convection oven – so I drop the temp to 350 and bake for 7 minutes.
Louanne on Dec 1st 2011
Today is World AIDS day and I invite you to watch the following video by Project Hopeful.
Mike and I have been World Vision sponsors for 17 years now. You can make a difference in the life of a child impacted by HIV/AIDS by sponsoring a HOPE child through World Vision. Here is a link to my Child Ambassador page. If you have questions, ask! I love to talk about World Vision.
Louanne on Oct 11th 2011
Last month Mike and I attended the Texas Scottish Rite Treasure Street Sponsor party. They invite everyone who sponsors at a certain level and up. Then the big fundraising event is later this week. They did such an amazing job on Amelie’s hand this spring and since the hospital is free for Texas residents we felt we should sponsor and support this wonderful place! We arrived, were given name badges and then were put in tour groups. They took us to the day surgery area where Amelie went and did a presentation about lengthening a young girl’s leg. It was AMAZING! Mike took photos and they are all in the photo album.
Then we heard from some of the doctors that run the neurology department.
From there we saw the motion science department that help children with Cerebral palsy (CP) and other walking issues. They even had a teen in the motion capture gear, which was very cool.
Then they had music and food out in the main atrium.
Such a cool dessert set up and they had a little taco bar and carving station. The people who cook for the hospital cafeteria did all of the catering for the event and it was great!
Louanne on Sep 8th 2011
For Nadia and Amelie! We are blessed to have them as a part of our life.
(this is King Snoopy, just for fun)