October 23, 2015

Dessert With The Dews

So ladies, listen up, I am the worlds worst chocolate chip cookie maker.  Seems like no matter what I do they turn out flat, hollowed out underneath and all the chips rise to the top.  What gives?!  I follow the instructions perfectly, I have all "fresh" aka not expired ingredients, and I've tried multiple baking sheets in hopes of that being the culprit.  I've tried butter soften, melted, straight out of the fridge.  Nothing seems to matter, the're always bad.  I can make every kind of cookie except chocolate chip.

Until now.

I decided maybe it was just the butter in general.  I know everyone says to use butter instead of margarine but to those people I say, "pish posh".  Also to the people who say you need to separate the wet & dry ingredients into two bowls and then combine, double, "pish posh".

That's right, I use margarine and I throw all of the ingredients into my stand mixer and my chocolate chip cookies have never been so perfect!  Thank goodness too because Kendall requests to bake cookies at least once a week.


  • 2-1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine or two sticks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

I put all above ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, into a stand mixer and mix until combined.  Once all of the ingredients are mixed together I then add the chocolate chips and mix some more. Drop a tablespoon-ish of dough onto your cookie sheet and bake in preheated {375 degrees} oven for 8-10 minutes.



  1. Yum! These look delish! My best "secret" is to use a little extra flour and also let the dough sit in the fridge at least a couple hours! They always turn out fluffy and amazing!

    1. I have to try that! I have heard that putting the dough in the fridge helps but I have an impatient baking buddy ;-)

  2. They look delish. I normally go off the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag, like Phebe's grandma ;-) I will have to try these over the holiday cookie baking season.

    1. This is basically the Blue Bonnet margarine recipe!