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you'll be wearing all summer, we want you to enjoy a (now not-so) secret recipe from our mom's kitchen...
I (Kendall) am a self-confessed cookie monster. The likely cause: my mom bakes the best chocolate chip cookies. Most of my life, I’ve been powered by cookies. When we were young, Justine and I always used to bake with our mom, and for Mother’s Day, she's finally sharing all the ingredients and measurements with us (and you), because as a made to measure company, we know it's all about the measurements! Stay 'til the end, because I believe the magic is all in her cookie tips (really, cold margarine!?!? I always use softened butter...).
Joan’s Cookie Recipe
1 cup Cold margarine
1 cup Brown sugar
½ cup Granulated sugar
1 Tbsp Vanilla
2 ¼ cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
2 cups Chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375°C
- Using your mixmaster, beat cold margarine, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy. Beat in your eggs and vanilla.
- Sprinkle your baking soda on top.
- Gradually add flour until mixed. (You may need to add a little more flour if the dough feels sticky.)
- Stir in two cups (maybe more!) chocolate chips.
- Roll into balls and drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. (11 minutes usually delivers perfectly baked cookies.)
Joan’s Cookie Tips
- Start with cold, hard margarine. (Our mom doesn’t believe in softening the margarine.) Instead, let your mixmaster do the hard work.
- Sprinkle that baking soda over the mixture. Don’t drop entire tsp. of baking soda onto one area of dough.
- Use one bowl. No need to dirty more bowls than needed.
- The true secret to soft cookies is to slightly under-bake as the cookies will continue to cook once removed from the oven.