Could hardly go to a Gable family picnic yesterday without taking some of my “Jodi’s Almost Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
For this batch I mixed semi-sweet chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips.
If you would like the recipe, it is the same as I used for the White Reese Peanut Butter Cup Cookies here.
A couple tips:
Refrigerate the dough before baking at least an hour and up to a few days if sealed well. (The dough also freezes well in a Ziploc bag – you can even make balls and freeze them for easy fresh pop-in-the oven warm cookies on the spot when needed.)
I always bake on baking stones. I use a large tablespoonful scoop of cough and roll it into a ball and then slightly flatten before backing.
Electric ovens (mine is also convection) provide the most even heating.
Underbake slightly and then let cool for 10 mins. on the baking stone before removing to wire rack. (I usually bake for 8-9 mins).
Once completely cooled, I like to throw them in gallon size Ziploc Freezer bags in the freezer – even if just for a few hours or overnight. They keep fresher and thaw very quickly – 10 mins.
My family even likes to eat them right out of the freezer.
It was so nice to spend time at Jake and Colleen’s, and see the rest of the gang too. The weather was perfect, and Jake made some AMAZING ribs on the grill and his delish potato salad (with bacon crumbled in it – what isn’t a bit better with bacon added?!).
They have been working hard on their yard, and it is really looking nice. Freshly edged and mulched with cute little touches everywhere. Their sweet little home has so much rich history from the couple who built it, raised their family in it, and lived their entire married life in before them, so there are little treasures everywhere – inside and out. I especially love the stone stairway in the back yard leading up to their vegetable garden and bonfire pit.
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful holiday weekend with those you love most and in honor of those who served to give us the freedom and good lives we have. (Thank you Pap – we miss you!)
Cheers and hugs,