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Friday, December 3, 2010

I Won A Writing Contest At Sears, Again!

I’m doing a little happy dance here! I can’t believe they picked another one of my articles!

Cookie Baking Queen With A Very Busy Oven

Happy Holidays! Here’s a December treat from Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, and Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores. This month we asked a question: "What’s your favorite holiday recipe and what cooking appliance do you use to prepare it?"

oatmeal and raisin cookiesI love to bake cookies. In fact, that’s the first thing I turn to when I pick up a cookbook! I love it when recipes have pictures too! I don’t think my family minds my love of baking cookies. It’s very seldom that our cookie jar is empty! Sometimes, I bake a batch of cookies in the morning while I’m fixing breakfast so that my sweet hubby can have fresh cookies in his lunch. Yup, I still like to make my family a hot breakfast every morning. My kids are swimmers so they tend to eat a lot of snacks and I think my cookies are so much better than store bought! I can also load my cookie dough up with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, nuts, raisins and oatmeal to makes them a little healthier.

I would say that my oven gets more use than any other appliance in my kitchen and I am so glad that we bought it at Sears. Our local home town store is where we like to buy our appliances. They have such a great showroom to choose from! I can trust my oven to get me through my entire cookie baking!

I know you’re thinking that Chocolate Chip Cookies aren’t very holiday~ish, but I make them with an assortment of other cookies and these are the ones that go first! So, I figured I must be doing something right!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 or 2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup chocolate chips.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix butter, oil, and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and salt. Mix in chocolate chips. Drop onto cookie sheet with a cookie scoop.

Bake 8-10 minutes until just golden brown.  Don't over bake if you want chewy cookies.

Disclosure Statement

This is a personal blog written and edited by Carol Harlow. Sears did not compensate her to write this blog or to say particular things in it. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely her own and any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified by Sears.

About Carol Harlow  

My name is Carol Harlow (@songberries) and I'm a mother of 5, grandmother of 3, baker, blogger, trail runner and head cheer leader for my 2 swimmers! Check out my blog at

About Sears Hometown Stores

Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, and Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores are part of the retail operation of Sears Holdings Corporation. These local Sears stores are located in your community away from shopping malls and offer the largest selection of appliances for all the important rooms in your home.

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