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) 😉
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:
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.
More important, knowing Love is real.
This is me wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays whatever you may celebrate! I will be taking a break until the New Year, so I will see you then!
In the mean time, what is Christmas to you?
I have been overwhelmed by (i.e. ROFL at) all your great name suggestions for the Chocolate-less Chocolate Chip Cookies. Who knew taking away a bit of chocolate would get such a reaction?!
So I have updated the list of choices (it more than doubled!), and if you want to change your vote, feel free! Here’s the >>link<<. And since I have been horribly sick since yesterday, I’m afraid that’s all you get. That, and a reminder to vote on the big Christmas debate!
So last week I admitted that my favorite type of chocolate chip cookies are the ones with NO chocolate chips. I invited you all to give your suggestions for a new name, and here’s what we have so far:
I have my favorite, but I really think we need to vote on this. But if I don’t like the results, I may have to play evil dictator. Just sayin’. 😉
What’s your vote?
*With so many new options, if you need to change your vote, go for it!
Hello, hello! I’m so happy to be back. Especially because today is a This vs. That post. AND we had a record number of votes. So very awesome.
However, I find the results somewhat disappointing. I mean, really people. Does chocolate truly throw all other considerations out the window? But I digress. On to the results:
Total votes: 35
Sugar Cookies: 10 votes; 29%
Chocolate Chip Cookies: 25 votes; 71%
Of those who voted for chocolate chip:
ONLY if gooey: 2 votes; 8% (of the 25 who voted for ChC)
ONLY if crispy/dunkable: 1 vote; 4%
Coated with a layer of chocolate: 1 vote; 4%
I had to add the subcategories, because I found it fascinating. And just for the record, there were a couple of you who voted chocolate chip, but said you’d change your vote if the Sugar Cookies had a specific frosting or sprinkles.
Hello! Of course the sugar cookies are made exactly to your specifications. You crazies. So your votes went to Sugar cookies. Besides, they could use the help.
And is there really a question about my vote? I went sugar cookies all the way. No question. In fact, when I was little, I used to pick out the chocolate chips or eat around them. If I could. Some cookies were more chocolate than cookie. If I were around when my mom made them, I would request chocolate-less chocolate chip cookies.
So here’s a question for you . . . what do you call a chocolate-less chocolate chip cookie? Seriously. I’m taking suggestions.
Okay, okay. On to the next vote. I debated this one. Last year, we did Real vs. Artificial, and I was sorely tempted to do it again just to see how the results compared (last year they tied). But there are so many great Christmas debates, I couldn’t resist a new one. Are you ready?
I know you’ve all been dying of anticipation on this one, so without adieu, on to the results:
Total votes: 20
Pooh: 12 votes; 60%
Tigger: 7 votes; 35%
Impossible to choose: 1 vote; 5%
That said, 4 of you who voted would rather have voted for Eeyore (20%); 2 of you mentioned Piglet (10%), and 1 person mentioned Owl (5%). Poor Rabbit didn’t even get a pity mention. (Kanga and Roo have each other, so I don’t worry as much about them.)
This round, I gave my vote to Pooh. Perhaps like Amy, I’m surrounded by so much Tigger, that the calm of Pooh sounded VERY attractive. Tiddely pom indeed!
On a side-note, I find it fascinating to learn everyone’s favorite character. It’s so telling! If you care to indulge us, I’d love to hear which one is your favorite and why.
My favorite has always been Roo. He’s the combination of the sense of adventure of Tigger, the wonder of Winnie the Pooh, and the common sense of Christopher Robin. (In my humble opinion, of course. And wow, I wasn’t even trying for the alliteration!)
Anyhoo, on to the next debate: