Bake up a batch of these delicious Double Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies for your next holiday celebration. They make the perfect addition to a cookie plate or gift basket!
Who doesn’t love cookies?
Well I can say that there are 576 bloggers that baked and ate their fair share over the past month! The Food Blogger Cookie Swap was the culprit…
Each food blogger sends 12 cookies to 3 other food bloggers (36 cookies total) which means that over 20,000 cookies were shipped around the world! WOW! That’s a whole lot of yummy, goodness baked, shipped and enjoyed and the icing on the cake cookie? Not only is it fun, you get to meet new bloggers, but it is for a good cause! If you are interested in getting on a mailing list for next year’s cookie swap go to this link http://eepurl.com/qCABj.
So..I tried to think of recipes that would hold up well in the mail and taste good up to two weeks later. I came up with these Double Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I think they turned out really well (my husband and I liked them) and I hope the people that received them felt the same way?
I received 12 cookies from each of the following 3 wonderful bloggers and they were so tasty! Stop by their blogs and check them out because they each have something unique to offer.
Cranberry and Vanilla cookies from Heather at Modern Meals for Two: Heather is a fellow Midwesterner and her blog is wonderful! Her recipes are unique, her photos beautiful…I would love a seat at her table.
No Bake cookies from Courtney at Fitness with a Fork: Courtney writes a fitness blog that has workout tips along with healthy recipes. Now that I started a food blog & seem to be eating just a tad more sweets (thanks FB Cookie Swap!) I need a little more fitness motivation.
Dulce de Leche from Scarletta Bakes: Megan’s cooking is focused on the American Southwest. Check out her recipes and you will know what I mean. Not only does her food make me extra hungry but her photos are wonderful and showcase her food so well.
Now onto the Double Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe…
Double Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a mixer whip together butter, Crisco, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and continue to mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, salt and baking soda and then slowly add the mixture to the wet ingredients while beating on medium speed. Remove the bowl from the stand and stir in the chips and chunks by hand.
- Drop the dough onto the baking sheet by rounded tablespoons and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Place on cooling rack and allow to cool before placing them in an air tight container.
In my oven it took 10 minutes for the cookies to be done so I suggest checking at that point.
Inspiration for this recipe from Food n’ Focus
After I baked these delicious cookies I packaged them up and sent them to their new homes..
As the holiday season is in full swing I hope you have time to count your blessings & think about others that are less fortunate, are affected by a horrible disease like cancer, or may just need a helping hand. Whether it is through volunteering, donating money (toys, food), giving your time or simply helping a neighbor in need, we can all make this world a better place by giving back. I try to find ways in my everyday life to give back. The Food Blogger Cookie Swap was one (fun) way that I could give back to a great cause and help with Pediatric Cancer Research. Giving back can be a fun family tradition you can start with you kids. Not only are instilling them to want to give back and help others but you are bonding as a family!