It is Angie Goldsmith, please email me your mailing address and congrats!
I use random.org to determine the winner, so it is fair and square…
Well now back to the story behind the recipe and more.
You see it was a windy pre-Valentine day and later on in the evening I was hosting our book-club meeting at our home.
I had several things going on at one time and really not focusing entirely on any of them as I probably should have been.
I know you have done this too…don’t you find it amazing how everything turns out all right with these sort of distractions and projects…
A generous pot of homemade chicken noodle soup was bubbling and simmering on the cook-top, a half completed decomesh Valentine Wreath sat on the table, while a batch of Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookies were just about ready to pop into the oven.
My girls were texting me, and I was happy as a bee sipping on my diet pepsi.
Now you see, this is my dilemma.
I cannot see without my reading glasses on, not even to set the temperature on the oven.
So I hurriedly punched in 3 numbers let the oven preheat, slid two cookie sheets of 357 Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookies in the oven and went on to the several other things I had going on.
Fast forward, the cookies are baked, and they came out the best ever!
I know it is a surprise to me too with the amount of distractions that were going on.
They were a little soft, but not too soft, not one single burnt edge, and I said to myself, I bet it was the extra 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda that I added.
Baking Tip For Chocolate Chip Cookies~
Lower the Oven Temperature, bake a little longer and your cookies will be softer.
So, was it the baking soda that made the difference??
When I went to turn the oven off I discovered I had baked 4 dozen cookies on 357 degrees not 375!
I chuckled all afternoon over this-but seriously these were some fabulous cookies!
They took a little longer to bake, and oh goodness were they worth it.
Quick Valentine Cookie Tip~
Add seasonal sprinkles to the cookie dough.
If you are looking for a quick way to add some Valentine cheer to your cookies today just use the recipe off of the package of Nestle Toll House semi sweet chocolates or your favorite recipe. Add some heart shaped sprinkles in the batter and then for added good measure add a few on the top of the mounds of dough before you bake them.
Thank you friends for sharing your day with me, truly it means so very, very much!
I am wishing you a day that is free from worries, filled with joy, and sprinkled with lots of love!