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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Secret Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found these cute little tins at a garage sale a few years ago and I've kept my herb tea in them. This keeps the tea from picking up other flavors and makes the tea last longer. The problem was I could never remember what flavor the tea was. I noticed all the fun things people are using blackboard paint for so I decided to spray the front of my tins with it. First I painted them white, then I used paper and painters tape to cover the area I didn't want the spray on chalkboard paint to cover. Be sure and push your painters tape down real well, I forgot to, so I used a white out pen to touch it up a little. I also covered the blackboard paint with chalk once it was dry, then wiped off the chalk before I wrote on it the first time. It seasons the chalkboard that way. This is really working well for me! Now, after you check out my recipe, head on over to We are That Family and see what great tips everyone else has!

I got this recipe in the mail in a set of recipe cards. You know the kind where they want you to sign up to have a set mailed out to you every month for a fee. Well, this recipe just looked like I had to try it. It said that the lemon juice activates the baking soda making a softer chewier cookie. Yum! Well, it was right, the kids are just gobbling these up! I loved the hint of cinnamon, not to strong, just a subtle hint.

Secret Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup quick oats
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a blender pulse oats until powdery. In a bowl whisk oat flour, flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.

Beat sugars and butter for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice and beat. Blend flour mixture into egg mixture and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix again.

Drop onto cookie sheets with a coolie scoop. Bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.


Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

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Anonymous said...

Love the idea of using chalkboard on tins! And those cookies look just fabulous. I've got to try out that lemon juice tip. Yum!
Thanks for linking up to my party. :)