Back when my kids were much younger I used to make edible gifts for their teachers. Chocolate chip cookies as gifts at that. It wasn’t that I was a Pinterest Perfect mom. Pinterest wasn’t even a thing in the early 2000s. The reality was I a single mom just trying to survive the day with two kiddos. When it came to Christmas Gifts I would do jars of cookies and have the kids do a creative card. It was all I could do.
Made with Love
Every single gift I made, was with love. I remember the year my kids had a total of 13 teachers between the two of them. That included Sunday school teachers too. I was flabbergasted. How was I supposed to get gifts for all of their teachers and still attempt to provide gifts for my kids? I went down the isles at the dollar tree and found these adorable little plastic cookie jars. I knew how to bake. I knew I could make mini cookies and fill them to the brim! I did just that!
2011 was my year
In the Fall of 2011, I made all of these jars of cookies. After church, a few of the ladies asked me I was starting a new business? When the kids went back to school, their teachers asked how much the cakes and were? It was the beginning of what is now The Cookie Emporium.
My favorite recipe
Over the years I have added various kinds of chocolate to the recipe. Just a few simple ingredients will have your entire family overly excited and begging for more. Butter, butter-flavored Crisco, brown and white sugar, eggs, vanilla, AP flour, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. That’s all folks!
Here are some helpful tips
Begin the recipe by creaming the butter and both sugars; make sure
Add the eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix.
Once it’s mixed you will FOLD in the chocolate!
Now the type of chocolate you use is up to you! I prefer more than one kind lol.
Use a cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop depending on how big or small you want your cookies.
Baking in the oven….
Just so you can see the size difference.
And for a little surprise…..
Cookie sandwiches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The kids will go bananas over them! Add some frosting to one cookie. Stack another on top, then roll them in sprinkles!
These deliciously delectable cookies will make everyone emile
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 stick butter flavored Crisco
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups of milk chocolate chips
- Preheat over to 350
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (or grease your cookie sheets.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar and white sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Gradually stir into the creamed mixture
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls or with a cookie scoop
- Bake for 8-10 mins until light brown.
- Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 min.