Janet Sumner Johnson
About Author Visits Blog Books Events Contact Book Extras

Quinn’s Cookie Exchange

Dec 10, 2012 Uncategorized 9 comments

Today I’m participating in Quinn’s Cookie Exchange. Quinn is the MC of Angela Felsted’s recently released YA novel, CHASTE.

I am sharing my famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. And yeah, you may have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but this one is better. (IMHO) 😉

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
2 ¼ C. flour
1 t.       baking soda
½ t.      salt
1 C.     butter
softened (not melted)
¾ C.    packed brown
½ C.    granulated
white sugar
2 t.       vanilla
1          egg
1          (12 oz)
package semi-sweet chocolate chips (I usually use a lot less).
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set
aside.  Cream butter, brown and white
sugar in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and egg; beat well.  Gradually add in flour mixture; mix
well.  Stir in chocolate chips by
hand.  Drop by rounded tablespoons, 2
inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden
brown (We like them just before they turn brown so they’re super chewy). Drop
the pan of cookies onto the floor (face-up obviously) to make the cookies dense
and chewy.  It sometime takes a couple of
tries to get them to drop all the way. 
Be sure it’s on a carpeted surface and if you use a baking stone, be
sure to remove the wire holder before you drop it. Move cookies to wire rack to

Yield: approximately 3 dozen cookies.  

Okay, I’m sure you just skimmed the recipe, but I am making a note here that is VERY important. The trick to making these the best cookies ever is DROPPING THEM. Yep. Drop the whole pan on the ground (from about a foot up). If you fail to do this, the cookies will be Meh. So don’t skip it!

And in case you haven’t read the blurb for CHASTE yet, here you go:

When he steps into his physics class
on the first day of senior year, Quinn Walker is too exhausted from staying up
all night with his three-month-old nephew to deal with moral dilemmas. As a
devout Mormon who has vowed to wait until marriage for sex, the last thing he
needs is a very hot and very sexy Katarina Jackson as his physics partner.
Regrettably, he has no choice.

Kat feels invisible in her mansion of a home six months after losing her older
brother in a fatal car crash and will do anything to get her parents’
attention. Since her pastor father has no love for Quinn’s “fake” religion and
her ex-boyfriend refuses to leave her alone, she makes an impulsive bet with
her friends to seduce her holier-than-thou lab partner by Christmas.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/LQ4xPnf99gs
Congratulations, Angela!

9 Responses to “Quinn’s Cookie Exchange”

  1. Old Kitty says:

    Angela and cookies!!! What a perfect combination! A total recipe for success! Yay! Take care

  2. I'm doing this on Wednesday. And lets just say we had a major cookie disaster. But I had fun taking the photos. My kids think I'm a little nuts after watching me set up for the photo shoot. lol

    And wow on this story. Love the blurb and cover.

  3. This look so delicious, Janet! Thanks for sharing your awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  4. Carolyn V says:

    Woohoo! I got back just in time for a cookie exchange! I love cookies. So good!

  5. Okay that is the weirdest recipe I have ever read and I'm not really believing you but of course I have to try it!!! My own trick with chocolate chip cookies is to add instant pudding to the mix; and when you put the dough on the baking stone to make it as vertical as possible (little dough towers); to bake at 345 degrees for only 10-12 minutes (I watch them like a hawk).

  6. I've totally never heard that dropping trip, but as someone who likes chewy, as opposed to cakey, cookings, that actually makes a lot of sense. I'll have to give it a try!

  7. Dropping the cookies. Wait, are you serious?

  8. Marcia says:

    Haha, Amy said it for me. Really?

  9. janet says:

    @Marcia and anyone else still doubting, I PROMISE! No joke. Try it, you'll be glad. 🙂 Just drop the whole pan right after they come out of the oven and watch the air poof out. This works!

Leave a Reply