June 30, 2011

Becky Crocker?

Betty WHO???
I got this FABULOUS apron from ASD Living and it's SO CUTE!!!

They have several fabrics to choose from and I love the way it fits.  I feel like such a domestic diva in my cute little apron :-)  I can't wait to use this during the holidays, it's so fashionable....this ain't yo' Momma's apron ya'll! 
So last night I decided to "get my bake" on.  I wanted to sport my new apron and prance around the kitchen like the domestic goddess that I am. Ha...ha...ha..

This is what happens when you are trying to bake these days.  Ahem....the apron also has pockets so you can stuff goldfish in there so when your child whines you can throw them a bone.
I tried out a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  They turned out delicious!  I don't like hard cookies, so I was on the hunt for a soft chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I found one and it worked like magic! 

I know this because this morning after the cookies had been sitting out all night they were still soft.
I love this scooper.  Everyone should have one.  I use it for cake balls and it's the greatest invention ever!

SOFT Chocolate chip cookies


• 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour• 2 teaspoons baking soda

• 2 cups butter, softened

• 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

• 1/2 cup white sugar

• 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix (this is the magic ingredient!)

• 4 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

• 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

• 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.


I just want to remember this little tidbit about my baby.  He is so funny!!!  He walks around the house and talks on the cell phones.  Dude is obsessed with cell phones!  Wonder where he gets this from?
My twinkie Bonnie made him that 4th of July shirt.  Isn't it cute???  She's so talented and she even started her own Etsy boutique!  Thank you Aunt Bonnie we love our shirt and we love YOU!
"Hey Poppy!!!  We can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!"
My Dad is driving in from AR to come see us, we are so excited!!!

Also check out my book review for BlogHer book club on Sarah Dessen's new book "What Happened to Goodbye"  It's a great summer read!


Anonymous said...

You are so stinkin' adorable and my mouth is watering for some yummy cookies now! Thanks! Haha!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the awesome cookie recipe! I'll have to try it with the pudding now! (o: And great apron!

Lauren said...

You are too cute!!! Love you in that apron!!!! :)

Jessica Renee said...

haha I love your picture! You are too cute! Connor is too of course ;)

Chris and Shelby said...

Recently found your blog...love it! The apron is super cute. I've made those cookies with the pudding mix and they are now my absolute favorite. So yummy. I try to stop myself at 3, but it doesn't always work.

Cheryl E. said...

Ok, really?! I have been doing so good on my diet and then you post these?! UGH! :) I am never going to lose this weight. I must make these this weekend. Thanks (or un thanks) for this great recipie.

Creativeschmidt said...

Ok, this is seriously the most fantastic cookie recipe. I've used it for 7 years (since my Sis-in-Law gave it to me!) :) My favorite version of late is to use Ghirardelli DARK chocolate chips and Oskri dried cherries (that I scored on the cheap at Amazon.com). The pudding makes them soo moist. I must make these again. Very soon!

Kristen said...

i am so making those cookies for our 4th cookout on monday!!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

Fit Dani said...

you are too freaking adorable, baker, photographer, blogger, your just a diva!

SoNotIram said...

such a gorgeous apron! i'm jealous :(
unfortunately i don't really bake/cook that often so i wouldn't really have much use of an apron...

and i LOVE betty crocker. try her vanilla icing, wow. Really transforms your cupcakes :)

In this wonderful life... said...

I can't get over his cuteness!

Lil' Woman said...

Those cookies look delicious...I'm def. going to have to try that recipe.

Tracy said...

Since you like soft cookies, try this recipe - http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1810,154175-254200,00.html We prefer crunchy, so we don't like that recipe. ;)