Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving. And you know what that means. Already, my house is a frenzy of grocery lists and oven plans. Family is coming in. The kitchen is crowded. Everyone loves a different kind of pie. And there’s a turkey in my sink.
But I don’t mind. I love feeding people. Hosting dinners and trying out new recipes is one of my favorite things to do. I feel vibrantly alive whenever I can turn my house into a home for someone else.
So, When Mrs. T came to me with an idea for her photoshoot, I knew we were meant to work together. She too, loves baking. Loves to love on others with gifts of cookies and cakes. But she also felt like baking was more than something she enjoyed doing. It was a part of who she was.
Immediately, I knew what we were going to do. Cookies. My favorite cookies. After all, what could be better than amazing pictures and desserts? And since it is such a wonderful idea, I thought I’d preview some of our images and give you the recipe for my favorite chocolate chip cookies!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
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