Thursday, July 21, 2011

Guest Post from Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

Have I got a TREAT for y'all today!!!
The super sweet Elizabeth of Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box is here to share a yummy cookie recipe that looks super de-lish! 
I'm so excited that she agreed to guest post today, I know you're going to LOVE her!

Hi! I am Elizabeth Ann of Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box!

I love spending time in the kitchen, cooking and baking for others, and I ADORE home-cooked meals with lots of friends and family around the table!
I am thrilled that Heather asked me to guest post on Pirates and Princesses! She is my 'go to' in the world of cupcakes and I have loved getting to know her sweet heart through 'blog land!' I am lucky to call her friend!
Today, I want to share a new favorite recipe of mine. Whether it be a church bake sale, a child's class party, or just a pot luck, throughout life we are constantly offering to bring goodies to an event. I have a wonderful cookie recipe that makes you 'look' like you have lived in the kitchen the past few days. . . (but, in truth, you just made one batch of cookies!)

 Let's start with our cookie dough. . .
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 stick Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks OR 3/4 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 (6 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.
TIP * If nuts are omitted, add an additional 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Now here is the fun part. 
If you want to make multiple different types of cookies, don't add the chocolate chips or the nuts to the batter. 
Instead, in each "ball of cookie dough" add 3 or 4 chocolate chips 


Two different types of cookies, one bowl of cookie dough! 

Want more? 

Take a ball of cookie dough 
and. . . 
press a mini reeses into the middle

and cover it with dough. . .

Oh. My. Word. 


Reeses aren't your thing??
What about Rolos?

Or mini oreos?

Still one batch of cookie dough!
Have fun experimenting with the joys of cookie making!
Ideas from Pinterest, With Style and Kappa Prep

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the lowes said...

umm yummy!!! so clever!! im so gonna do the reeses cookies!!! :)

Nicole A. said...

ohhh...I would so make them with Rolo's! YUM! Thanks :)