Thursday, February 9, 2017

Homecoming Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homecoming Chocolate Chip Cookies
Many a homecoming at our house has been celebrated with our favorite recipe of chocolate chip cookies. For nearly 200 years it has been an American tradition to have a delicious plate of warm chocolate chip cookies when loved ones gather.

Ingredients
2 cups butter (softened)
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
3 tsp. Blue Truck “Traditional” Mexican vanilla (Pick up your bottle @ Bonnes Amies)
1 large package (24 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips & Valentine M&M's
4 cups flour
5 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
3 cups chopped nuts (optional)
2 cups raisins (optional)

Directions
1. Cream together softened butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
2. Mix flour, oats, salt, soda, and baking powder together. Blend into butter mixture.
3. Mix in remaining ingredients 4. Bake on un-greased cookie sheet. 350 degrees. 8-10 minutes.
4. For a Valentine theme push m&m's in the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies
The secret ingredient???
Our Traditional line of Mexican vanilla extract is the best of what you can find in Mexico. The Canosa family, who produces our vanilla exclusively, has been winning the Gold Medal of Honor award in Mexico for 30 years running. Both the Traditional & Pure Mexican Vanillas are all natural, produced in Mexico using only the highest grade, single sourced, Mexican vanilla beans. Our Mexican vanilla is never blended with another grade or type of bean – it is the absolute best vanilla available in Mexico.