Best Holiday Cookie Recipe. EVER!

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Before I joined Weight Watchers and LOST 18 POUNDS I was serious about two things: cupcakes and cookies.

I bought delicious cupcakes every chance I got, and I made delicious cookies the rest of the time.

I have already told my family that the cookie party of 2010 and the cookie contest of 2011 will not be making a comeback this year (I can’t NOT eat a whole mess of cookies if they are sitting in my house), but the holiday season just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t throw down in the kitchen to make sure Santa had something yummy to munch on.

Especially because my cookies are award winning!  Okay, so the award was entirely made up and handed out by my own children, but whatever, they will tell you that they have never, in life, had a tastier cookie than the one I make.

They call them diarrhea cookies for a reason (which is that they are so good you will eat enough to give yourself diarrhea and don’t even think about caring).

Want the recipe?!

Of course you do!

Best Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on the Planet

Prep time: 10 minutes (if you’re gonna lick the beaters, go ahead and make it 12)

Cook time: 10 minutes (but sorta varies in my oven because it’s moody)

Ingredients:

1/2c butter, softened but not all melty

1/2c shortening

1 1/2c packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1tsp vanilla

1/2tsp baking soda

1tsp lemon juice (don’t ask, just believe)

1/2c unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4t salt

2 1/4c flour

2 c chocolate chips

1 1/2c nuts (if you like them & they won’t kill your kid)

Directions:

1.  Preheat your oven to 375.  I don’t know why you have to do this.  Sometimes I forget and bake the darn cookies like two minutes longer; no one notices.

2.  In a sorta big bowl, beat shortening & butter until they are creamed.  Add sugar.  Beat.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat more.  Then add baking soda and put the lemon juice right on top of that.  Watch it sizzle.

3.  Beat in cocoa followed by the salt and as much of the flour as you can.  I can usually beat in all of it.  Guess other people aren’t so lucky.  If you’re one of those people, use a spoon to mix the rest.

4.  Lick down the beaters.  (This is where that extra two minutes is gonna come into play).

5.  Stir in the chocolate chips followed by the nuts if you’re going that route.

6.  Drop in spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

7.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Take a peek.  If they don’t look browned tasty-like, go ahead and let them cook a little longer, but keep your eye on them.  Burnt cookies are NOT good cookies.

8.  Put them on a pretty plate.  Pour a glass of ice cold milk.  And, grub.  While they are still warm if you’re smart.

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If they come out bad, it’s you, if they come out great, it’s me.

Need more cookie-licious recipes?  Check out my holiday cookie board on Pinterest!

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Best Holiday Cookie Recipe. EVER!

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes ... More

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