Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I've said before, sometimes you just gotta bake for fun. And other times, you gotta bake because you semi-promise a co-worker at your new job that you love to bake and you'll bring in treats the following week. I was determined to follow-through too.

Despite the heat.

Yup, Seattle and it's surrounding cities (including my hometown of Kent, just south of Sea-town) has been experiencing somewhat of a heat wave over the last couple weeks. We're talking 80s and 90s temps, something we're not used to. And definitely not weather I've ever baked in. Still, I wanted to make sure I kept my semi-promise.

I also wanted to get the jar of dry cookie ingredients off my desk. At my last job, my manager had received the jar as a gift from a vendor who wanted to work with us. I went into her office to ask her something and commented on the jar. So she gave it to me. When I took a closer look at it, I realized it wasn't just a homemade gift; it was from a company called SistersGourmet, which specializes in these mixes-in-a-jar gifts (if you want to make your own, though, just pick a recipe, layer the dry ingredients in a clean jar, screw on the lid, decorate, and attach a copy of the recipe).

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (source)


  • Jar of dry ingredients (looks like it was your basic staples and amounts for cookies)
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tbsp) of real butter (not sure what real butter is so I just used the brand we have in our fridge)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • Soften butter in a large bowl
  • Add egg and vanilla
  • Add entire jar of dry ingredients and mix well, adding water until dough reaches desired consistency (I used 1 1/2 tbsp)
  • Form 1 1/2 inch balls and bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes
  • Makes about 3 dozen cookies

They turned out OK. Except for the fact that it was unbearably hot in the house. And I used the 2 inch Pampered Chef cookie dough scoop instead of the 1 1/2 inch scoop. So stacking the cookies to make room for the next dozen caused them all to stick together, creating a crumbly mess when I got to work the next day and tried to make the plate presentable. Appearance didn't matter though: the cookies were gone within 7 hours. And I got lots of compliments. Definitely gonna bake again. Yet another reason why I love my job and the people I work with.

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