For those getting ready for holiday baking, I thought I’d include a round-up of some of my favorite holiday sweets from over the years. And because it’s the holiday season, I’ve got a couple giveaways lined up, including one at the end of this post.
These soft chocolate chip cookies stay soft for days so you can make them ahead of time. It’s one of my favorite cookie recipes and it’s pretty easy to put together. I used Nestle’s holiday baking chips instead of regular chocolate chips to make them more colorful.
Now onto the giveaway. This is for the Keurig lovers out there. Green Mountain Coffee is offering one of my readers two boxes of their special reserve limited edition K-Cup coffee flavors: Jamaica Blue Mountain and 100% Kona. The winner will receive one box of each (priced at $32.99 each, for a total value of $65.98) . All the giveaway rules are in the PromoSimple Box. Remember that the giveaway is being handled through PromoSimple so leave all entry comments in the PromoSimple box and not at the end of the post.
These soft chocolate chip cookies stay soft for days so you can make them ahead of time. It's one of my favorite cookie recipes and it's pretty easy to put together. I used Nestle's holiday baking chips instead of regular chocolate chips to make them more colorful.
In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. On low speed, mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. You can make cookies with dough as is, or chill for 30 minutes for thicker cookies.
After the dough is chilled, line two cookie sheets with Silpat mats. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough and form ball about 1 1/2 inch in diameter. Form smooth round ball and space 2 inches apart. Press gently down on each ball. Bake for 9 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheets. Do not try to remove before they are finished cooling.