|Happy Birthday Holly! Holly and I, at the top of Mt. Si, earlier this Summer! |
August 1st is the start of Summer here in Seattle! It is also, my beautiful daughter, Tink's birthday!! This morning we have a hike planned with family and friends. Tonight, I have planned a very special party for her. Jason Wilson of Crush is coming to our home, to prepare an amazing dinner for 10 of Holly's family and friends. The menu is ....ahhh well over the top! And of course it will be on the blog! Jason and Nicole have asked to put the pictures on their Facebook page as well! Happy Birthday my dear daughter, you are amazing! I am so proud of you, as is Wee Bear!
Holly recently spent a day baking and brought her treats to a family barbeque. One of the treats she made was "Chocolate Chip Cookies". Yeah, I know, we all have a family favorite recipe for Chocolate chip cookies. Well, try this recipe.... after you wrap your lips around your first bite, you will be dying another!! These are over the top! I asked if she would stop by after work and allow me to photograph her making these magical morsels. Much to our delight, she did! Just make these, that's all I can say!
Tink's Heavenly Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c. packed golden brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 (3.4 ounce) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
2 T. vanilla extract
4 c. semisweet chocolate chips 2 Pkg. ( I provided her Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chips, healthier ....hahaha)
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture.
Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop cookie dough with a ice cream scoop and drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
This bear has been a part of our family, since Holly was 11! I have different signs for him to hold, this one goes up for all the Birthday's! Family traditions and memories...............
Happy Birthday my Princess Aruzia, I love you! Mom