Monday, July 20, 2009

Milk & Cookies

Ummm… Yummm!

Simple. Just the way I like it. Normally, if I want chocolate chip cookies, it’s due to an immediate craving for chocolate. Resulting in the purchase and preparation of a package of break and bake chocolate chip cookies. That’s right I don’t even bother with the cookie dough log anymore … too much trouble. It’s the pre-cut kind for me so I don’t have to waste any extra time.

But, then I realized I’ve never made basic chocolate chip cookies from scratch for the site before. Actually, I’m not even sure if I have ever made them from scratch at all … other than these pumpkin pecan chocolate chunk ones. So this obviously had to be corrected… right away. That’s one thing I love about this site. Gives me lots of excuses to bake sweet stuff.

Cookies!

Ingredients

Here’s the ingredients. I looooooooove looooove loooove brown sugar.

Cookie Dough

Anyone want to stop here and get a spoon?

Chocolate Chips

No. No. We must have chips. And lots of them.

Baking

Use an ice cream scoop and you can get your cookies to come out the same size when they bake.

When they’re done, let them cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Whoops… dropped one. Okay, so it was more like ten. (smiles innocently)

Perfect!

What to do? What to do? Why eat them right off the tray while they’re still warm and gooey and melty, of course. Continue until you are sick. It’s the best way.

Cookies

Whatever is left after the craving is satisfied, you can store for an hour later when you finish off the rest with a tall glass of milk.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
  • With a mixer, beat butter and both sugars until well blended.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture in two additions until combined.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  • Use a mini ice cream scoop to drop cookie dough on a parchment covered cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Tip: About half way through baking, sprinkle reserved chips on top of cookies. This is just to make them prettier so, some of the chips are seen on top.
  • Makes about ??. (I ate too many before I counted. But a couple dozen for sure.)

But if that’s too plain for you, then have a little more fun with them and make some ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

You didn’t think I was going to stop tempting you, did ya?

All you’ll need for these is some ice cream and sprinkles.

Cookie Cutouts

  • Cut cooled cookies out with a circular cutter for smaller, more uniform sandwiches. Or just use the cookies au naturale. Either way, still good.
  • Place a small scoop of ice cream on one cookie. Then place the other cookie on top of the ice cream and press together gently.
  • Roll the sides in a small bowl of sprinkles if you so desire.
  • Make and eat right away before they melt.

Cookies & Cream!

Enjoy!

And for a little more fun, check out Cakespy’s illustrated timeline of the chocolate chip cookie. Very cute!

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Bethany Belcher said...

O my goodness you are giving me such cravings…btw my husband and I just made cake balls for the first time last week and they so much fun! Thanks!

July 20, 2009 02:42 AM
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Krystal said...

These sure look yummy! I wish I had all of the ingredients RIGHT NOW so I can bake up a quick batch. I think we know what I'm doing tomorrow :)

July 20, 2009 02:42 AM
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Danielle said...

yum!

July 20, 2009 02:43 AM
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melissa kaye said...

Delicious! Now I'm totally craving chocolate chip cookies! :)~

July 20, 2009 02:54 AM
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Alice said...

These look so very delicious… I may have to bake cookies this week!

July 20, 2009 02:54 AM
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brooklynsoul said...

just had some break and bake cookies myself…too bad they're all gone now, because this post made me want more!

July 20, 2009 02:56 AM
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brossettelewis said...

Weight Watchers appreciates you in my blogroll.
{shaking head and looking for ingredients} Those look amazing!

July 20, 2009 02:56 AM
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Paula said...

I really wish I had some of these right now. I have had a craving for some home baked cookies lately. I love to make them and store bought just doesn't cut it.

July 20, 2009 02:57 AM
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thatgirlblogs said...

Wouldn't it be easier if you just made them for me? Not everyone owns a circular cookie cutter ;)

July 20, 2009 02:58 AM
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Mommyto3andahusky said...

Love your blog! Great pics of everything!

July 20, 2009 02:59 AM
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tristan said...

YUM!!!! I'm going to have to "make these for the husband and kiddo" (wink wink)

July 20, 2009 03:01 AM
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Deanna said...

These photos are so beautiful!

July 20, 2009 03:02 AM
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Erin said...

Oh my gosh! I was so thinking about making chocolate chip cookies all day!!!!

July 20, 2009 03:07 AM
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Sara-Cupcake said...

Yummy! Please check out my blog at http://bitemebaker.blogspot.com I'm only 13

July 20, 2009 03:08 AM
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Tellie said...

I love chocolate chip cookies. Even if I'm allergic to chocolate!

July 20, 2009 03:09 AM
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Anne said...

mmmmm!! chocolate chips cookies are the one and only recipe i can make from memory. my mom and i have spent many years perfecting our recipe. we find that a teaspoon of almond extract gives the cookies a really special taste and that using mini chocolate chips instead of regular gives a great chocolate to cookie ratio!

July 20, 2009 03:10 AM
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thereddeer said...

Man they look good – especially in the ice-cream sandwich. What a great idea!

July 20, 2009 03:15 AM
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Jeanee said...

These cookies look like the ones I used to make when I was in junior high! They look great (as does everything you make).

July 20, 2009 03:18 AM
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SimplySweeter said...

Fabulous! I actually just made a fresh batch of Coconut Ice Cream today….after reading this, I may take it for a test drive sandwiched in between some Double Chocolate Death cookies this week! OMG!!!!

http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

July 20, 2009 03:18 AM
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Dawn (dandy) said...

I make a ton of different typw of cookies and bars. But, when I asked my fiance what he wanted me to bake him… he replied plain chocoalte chip cookies. And I replied… Um, I don't have a recipe for those :)

July 20, 2009 03:25 AM
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Libby said...

Wow!! This looks like it totally beats my chocolate chip cookie recipe! I just may have to try this to find out :) Yummmm!

July 20, 2009 03:43 AM
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mythoughtsmyvoice said...

oooohhhhhhh me like! Although, have to confess, I buy store bought chocolate chip cookies to answer my craving. Oh well, I'm pretty sure nothing beats home-baked ones. :-)

July 20, 2009 03:43 AM
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Gabrielle Valentine said...

Ugh I'm about to go ruin my diet now and bake some!!! YUMMY!

July 20, 2009 03:44 AM
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Clair Jordan said...

Kinda sad that it's now cheaper to buy the premade cookie dough in the giant tubs from Sam's. They have Pillsbury and Toll House. And love being able to bake a whole bunch or half a dozen on demand.

I love your photos by the way. Thanks for sharing!

July 20, 2009 03:47 AM
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withoutadornment said...

With this post, you have found a devout fan in my husband. I think he's drooling – I guess I should make these soon!

July 20, 2009 04:02 AM
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sponzar said...

Your an evil and amazing lady! I want them so badly! :)

July 20, 2009 04:07 AM
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Cake Believe said...

I love the ghiradelli chips…if you get the milk chocolate ones they are slightly larger in size and then add some macadamia nuts….those are my go to cookies as of late!

July 20, 2009 04:26 AM
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Lori Roberts said...

OK so now in this 112 degree heat I am going to have to make some. I use toll house chips…they are the best. Yes eat them hot out of the oven with a cold glass of milk till you are sick! That is the only way! YUM~~~ An American classic!

July 20, 2009 04:39 AM
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chocogingersnap said...

Ugh. It looks way too delicious. x.x This means trouble for my diet!

July 20, 2009 04:54 AM
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cupcakes.gr said...

I've never sprinkled more chips on top during cooking! That's a great idea. So is using the cutter for a more uniform shape! Yum yum yum!

July 20, 2009 04:58 AM
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burgercupcake said...

I am IN LOVE with your food blog!
My favorite are the Father's Day Happy Meals!

July 20, 2009 05:44 AM
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apparentlyjessy said...

Nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven and a cup of tea! Delicious!

July 20, 2009 06:17 AM
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Johnny B said...

You are a brilliant woman. No joke, I'm a 26 year old man. I read your blog. A lot. I'm beyond hungry everytime I read it. Keep making good looking food!

July 20, 2009 06:21 AM
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Miiitch said...

I love chocolate chip cookies! Especially when they're warm and gooey. In fact, once a cookie goes hard and crunchy… I don't want it anymore. I don't know why, I just like soft cookies and nothing else.

So I had to figure out how to keep an entire batch of cookies soft for longer than a couple of hours. Turns out, if you store the cookies in an airtight container with a slice of bread, they'll stay soft. If the cookies last long enough, the bread will eventually go hard. Replace it and the cookies will continue staying soft!

It's like a miracle! Soft cookies forever!

July 20, 2009 06:54 AM
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Scrappin' Knitster said...

Oh man, I was just checking out you new post before heading off to bed..Geez, I will be dreaming of those Chocolate cookies!! Yum!

July 20, 2009 07:22 AM
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puglyfeet said...

Mmmmm

July 20, 2009 07:34 AM
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Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

They look great, I'm with you on eating until you feel sick!!! Thereis no other way :)

Kelly xxx

July 20, 2009 07:39 AM
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Lyndsey said...

Yummy…I want to see a bad picture on your site…just for fun! haha. Pics look fabulous!

July 20, 2009 07:40 AM
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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I cant believe you've never made scratch cookies before!! Hope these will make you make them everyday :P They look soooo good!

July 20, 2009 08:00 AM
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Rebecca said...

it is winter here in New Zealand and the other day at a friends place her daughter made choc chip cookies and then we toasted mashmellows and stuck them between the fresh warm cookies – Yum!

July 20, 2009 08:05 AM
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jillianaiden&declan said...

Bakarella,
I hesitate to give the teacher advice b/c I am a lowly beginner to your exalted goddess status ;-)!
I am going to throw out my two cents anyway (my husband wouldn't be surprised!!)
When I make cookie dough, I double it and sometimes even triple it. I cook what I need and separate the rest into balls on saran wrap. I cover it in saran wrap and roll it into a log and then pop it in the freezer. Then, when I have a craving for quick bake cookies, I am ready to go!!

July 20, 2009 08:14 AM
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Jessica said...

Wow. These looks delicious.
I would like to try making them, but I have only ever baked those cookies where everything came in a bag and I only have to add egg and butter. Hence I have a few questions.

How much (weight) is a cup of butter?

When you say a cup of brown sugar, do I pack in the sugar tightly or just scoop the sugar as it is?

Thanks!

July 20, 2009 09:12 AM
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LyAbUbLeX said...

love your blog

July 20, 2009 09:19 AM
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Samantha Jacobs said...

Great! Pregnant & great looking cookies! So much for keeping the calories down!

July 20, 2009 11:11 AM
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Eliana said...

I love all of those chocolate chip cookie scraps.

July 20, 2009 11:25 AM
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Linda said...

dear bakerella…you never disappoint…always great posts & i love your suggested baking equipment… i was so happy to purchase the deep mixing bowls…thanks!

July 20, 2009 11:53 AM
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Emily said...

Yummers. Those would sure go well with my coffee this morning.

July 20, 2009 12:06 PM
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Tena said...

My daughter had the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches at her wedding reception. Boy was that a lot of cookies to make. Then the ice cream was added right before we served them to the guest.

July 20, 2009 12:15 PM
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Katie said...

Mmmmm…. it (usually) doesn't get any better than home made chocolate chip cookies!!!

July 20, 2009 12:22 PM
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Sanjana said...

Oh my gosh… I need an ice cream cookie sandwich! Yum!

July 20, 2009 12:26 PM
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cakepops said...

so mouthwatering too early in the morning!!!

July 20, 2009 12:42 PM
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Thompson 3 said...

You can't go wrong any way you do chocolate chip cookies… :<} Now I'm craving some and it's only 8:45 in the morning!

July 20, 2009 12:47 PM
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Julia said...

Oh how delicious these look!!! :)

July 20, 2009 12:51 PM
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SUNFLOWERS8 said...

Hello I'm a young Italian mother, excuse my English school but I wanted to compliment you for the delights you share with us. Thanks good day

July 20, 2009 12:51 PM
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Brandy L said...

These look so yummy! Now i am craving chocolate chip cookies and i'm at work. :( I wish i could scoot out of the office to make them.

July 20, 2009 12:56 PM
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Nouveau Stitch said...

No need to gobble up those ice cream cookie sandwiches all at once. They freeze like a dream and no need to thaw before eating. Frozen chocolate chip cookies are 100% as good as fresh! Wrap tightly in plastic wrap…

Ellen

July 20, 2009 01:29 PM
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Jennifer said...

There is nothing better than home made chocolate chip cookies. One thing my girls and I like to do is bake the dough in mimi muffin pans. We call them "nookies" :)

I have to say I've tried using a cookie scoop for the batter and I can never get all of the batter to come out if the scoop. Tips anyone?

July 20, 2009 01:31 PM
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Ginger Harvey said...

I don't know if you actually read the 750 comments you get on each of your posts, but…

We did a taste test around our apartment building once. Ghiridelli chips actually came in SECOND! We found that people preferred both the Toll House chips AND the Toll House recipe printed on the bag of chocolate chips.

We tried the chips alone, and several chips in several different recipes. Ghiridelli only won on appearance of the chip. It does LOOK more hearty, smooth, and delicious, but looks can be decieving! Interesting, huh?! We thought that, surely such an "upper class" chip would win out, but it didn't!

You should do THAT experiment and post it!

July 20, 2009 01:41 PM
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Lisa Ryan said...

3 words bakerella… MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS! you will never go back to semi-sweet again. i am serious! let us know if youy try.

July 20, 2009 02:00 PM
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sweetdacey said...

AAAAAACK!!! I have NO CHIPS and the car's in the shop!!!

it's a cruel world.

July 20, 2009 02:01 PM
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Robin said...

Glad you did these. I was looking for a new chocolate chip recipe this weekend, and first (as always) went to your site but found none. Now I know where to look next time. And the ice cream chipwiches look awesome!

July 20, 2009 02:02 PM
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Chris said...

It's funny, just this past Saturday I bought some chocolate chips so I could make some cookies with my son today. Then I got up this morning and found a link to your yummy post in my inbox! I tried your recipe this morning, and they are delicious :) Thank you!

July 20, 2009 02:05 PM
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Gina said...

Those look so good! You're making the fact that college dorms have no kitchens absolute torture!

I'll be trying these as soon as I get home :D

July 20, 2009 02:09 PM
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Melinda said...

Oh those look good. Especially the ones made into ice cream sandwiches. Yummy! Simple is truly amazing in this case.

July 20, 2009 02:26 PM
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Staci said...

Ghiradelli chocolate chips are the best!

July 20, 2009 02:28 PM
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Katie said...

YUM!! I'm always up for trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe; I have yet to discover the perfect one :o) This one looks great, of course, so I'll give it a shot when I have some free time this week!

July 20, 2009 02:41 PM
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Jena Simms said...

O Bakerella, you always seem to please me. I'm off to the store to buy some extra rich cho. chips for these cookies.

July 20, 2009 02:52 PM
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Lisa said...

I can't believe it. I completely want some chocolate chip cookies now! BTW I tried making cake pops this weekend and I failed :(

July 20, 2009 02:57 PM
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NicNacManiac said...

I can just feel those melted chips dripping all over my fingers with my first bite……yummy!!!

July 20, 2009 02:57 PM
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wandering nana said...

Have you ever tried or heard of Guittard chocolate chips. I was introduced to this when we moved to WA. Makes chocolate chip cookies even better. Thanks for the recipe.

July 20, 2009 03:06 PM
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Irina@PastryPal said...

I just made chocolate chip cookies, too, after not making them for years. The ingredients I used are quite similar, but have a different personality. Funny, how just a few small differences to a recipe produce such different results. Love your idea of sandwiching ice cream in there, though in that case I'd eat the cookies twice as fast :)

July 20, 2009 03:10 PM
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Jenniffer said...

Oh Bakerella!! As always, your pictures look good enough to eat!

-Jenniffer
http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

July 20, 2009 03:10 PM
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Baking Momma said...

Funny you would decide to make these. I have been craving these and was upset that I left the store and forgot to buy the morsels. But now that you have thrown them in my face lol egging me on. I know I must go out in the rain and get some of them chips lol

July 20, 2009 03:20 PM
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The Cooking Photographer said...

Cute cute cute cuteeee pictures! I'm sure the cookies are great too!

July 20, 2009 03:30 PM
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Dutch Girl said...

I really need to send you a few dutch girl cookies I think my peanut butter pinwheels will satisfy any craving….they are so yummy.

July 20, 2009 03:32 PM
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MinnieK said...

You're making me want to quit my diet!!!

July 20, 2009 03:47 PM
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Onna said...

Oh dea goodness those cookies look devine!

Delicious!!

July 20, 2009 03:58 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

I love using cookies to make ice cream sandwiches.

I might have to make a batch of cookies to do just that with the frozen yogurt I made yesterday (though not chocolate… those flavors wouldn't work quite so well). We're out of cookies, so sweets must be made!

July 20, 2009 04:28 PM
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Anonymous said...

Oh my God!!! I'm on a strict diet to loose the 60 pounds I gained while pregnant, and you are seriously making it difficult for me to keep going!!! LOL

I'll sure try them as soon as I'm done!

July 20, 2009 05:05 PM
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Kelly said...

I love the ice cream sandwhiches with cookies! My friend and I made some cookies last week with some JUMBO chocolate chips we found at the store. OH MY GOODNESS those jumbo chips were so amazing. (They are bigger than the normal chip, but smaller than a Hershey kiss.)I hadn't ever seen tehm before, but if you see them definitely try them.

July 20, 2009 05:06 PM
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Katrina said...

Love that Cakespy article as ccc's are my favorite!
Cute, fun, ice cream sammies here. I've been going crazy with my ice cream maker this summer. I haven't made sandwiches yet and will have to get on it.

July 20, 2009 05:07 PM
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Michael said...

I take it you like crisy chocolate chip cookies. If you up the flour by half a cup to a cup you can get softer & cakier chocolate chip cookies. Yum.

July 20, 2009 05:17 PM
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Rachel Dartt said...

So Cute!!!

July 20, 2009 05:23 PM
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lyzzie said...

Hi, thanks for the sending the
cookies are delicius
I HAVE COOK FOR MY KIDS THIS END WEEK

July 20, 2009 06:40 PM
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The Millers said...

My fave choc chip cookie recipe is the one on the side of the Blue Bonnett butter box. Fantastic and simple — very similar to yours!

July 20, 2009 06:45 PM
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Becky said...

Gulp! Those looks so delicious! What do you use for the background of your photos? I noticed all of them have a bright solid background…is it paper or a photo background?

July 20, 2009 06:52 PM
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GeeNie said...

The Chocolate Chip Cookie/Ice Cream Sandwich looks amazing!!! Now…how to put that in one's mouth….without taking it apart or making a mess. That would be quite the feat.

July 20, 2009 07:04 PM
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Baking Monster said...

yummy!

July 20, 2009 07:06 PM
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Smitten Sugar said...

Um yes please! Your cookies look great!

July 20, 2009 07:15 PM
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Irene said...

These look serously amazing!!!!

July 20, 2009 07:46 PM
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Five Six Nine Two said...

MOUTHWATERING!!!

gotta have it

July 20, 2009 07:57 PM
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July 20, 2009 08:09 PM
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cassie12348 said...

Those look so good. I am so craving these…

July 20, 2009 08:10 PM
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Melissa K. said...

Right now I both LOOOOVE you … and hate you (but just a little bit).

July 20, 2009 08:49 PM
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Suzi said...

Chocolate chips are the best. Love them! Thanks for sharing. My kids love to help make them, they especially love when I make ice cream sandwiches out of them.

July 20, 2009 09:06 PM
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Wendy said...

I'm off to the store, right now. You've flung a craving on me.

July 20, 2009 09:14 PM
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meghan said...

They look seriously WONDERFUL!!
I think we might just try them tonight!

July 20, 2009 09:21 PM
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citygirl said...

i would have to say that you are geniously evil! my favorite kind of person! ;)

July 20, 2009 09:43 PM
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The Nelsons said...

hummmm… just happened to have all this stuff on hand. In the oven as we speak!! (for reals…) haha!

July 20, 2009 10:51 PM
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Jenn said...

Those look great… Chocolate chip cookies are my FAVORITE and if you use butter flavored crisco instead of the butter they come out amazingly chewy, yet have a nice crispy outside and stay that way…

Just thought I would share!

July 20, 2009 11:58 PM
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