Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Taylor's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Worlds Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients:
~ 1 cup all-purpose flour ~ 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder ~ 1/4 tsp. salt ~ 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature ~ 1/4 cup vegetable shortening ~ 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar ~ 1/2 cup granulated sugar ~ 1 egg ~ 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract ~ 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips ~1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir together the ingredients until well blended. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat the mixture until smooth, scrape down the sides. Add the egg and vanilla and continue on medium speed until well blended. Add the flour mixture. Pour in the chocolate chips. Space the cookies about 1 1/2 in. apart. Bake the cookies until golden brown, 12 to 14 min. Let cool for about 10 min. You can store the cookies in an airtight container for up to one week. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
I got this recipe from my best friend when I moved. My sister and I love making these cookies together!! Jordie loves these cookies so much that every year she wants me to make them on her birthday!! I suggest that you double this recipe because it does make a small batch. My favorite thing about these cookies is how the semisweet and milk chocolate chips complement each other!! Our motto is "We make it, You eat it!!"

Starbucks Mint Chocolate Chip Frappucino

Okay, so we love Starbucks like every other girl. I mean...what's not to love? Caramel frappucino, java chip frappucino, white chocolate mocha latte... The other day we were in our favorite Starbucks and we ordered the Mint Chocolate Chip Frappucino, a creme based drink. The cashier told us it wasn't an "official" drink but one they had made up...but it SHOULD be on the menu. It tastes like an Andes mint candy, seriously. Anyway, they gave us the recipe so we can request it at other Starbucks so we are passing it on. It does call for an ing. called matcha powder, which is an anti-oxidant powder they put in their green tea drinks. You can hardly taste it and the cashier thought they used it just to make the drink green:-)
Recipe: 1 scoop vanilla, 1 scoop matcha, 1 scoop java chip, 1 pump peppermint, 1 pump white mocha. That's it! Take this to your Starbucks and enjoy. Make sure you get the whipped cream on top!!!!!!!!!!! Peace & Love, Taylor and Jordie

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