Monday, June 22, 2015

Triple Chip Cookies and Ice Cream-MMMmmm Monday

My family attended a gathering where cookies and ice cream were the main attraction.  There were many scrumptious cookies to choose from and this was one of the favorites!  

The baker gave us permission to share her recipe...lucky you!

Heidi's Triple Chip Cookies

1 lb. butter (softened), 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar, 2 cups white sugar.  Cream together for 10 shortcuts!  

Add 3 eggs and 2 tbsp. vanilla.  Cream mixture for 3 more minutes. Mix dry ingredients: scant 6 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda.  Mix into wet ingredients.  

Add a heaping cup of each: milk/semisweet/white choc chips.  Scoop with large cookie scoop. Sprinkle with just a bit of sea salt. Bake for 13 min at 350.  

When removing them from oven "drop" the cookie sheet on the counter to crackle them. 
Makes about 5 dozen. 

This recipe makes a HUGE amount of cookie dough so use your heavy duty mixer or cut the recipe in half.  And follow the directions exactly!  Mixing for 10 min. seemed unreal to me but it really does make a difference.  And the "dropping" to crackle is fun to watch.

This is the kind of cookie that is crunchy on the outside (probably due to all the butter!) and soft in the middle with the three chip goodness.  I might even try and add some nuts next time.  Macadamia?  Walnuts?  Delightful.

I whipped up a batch of these cookies at home and decided that we'd better not try and eat them all.  We decided that sharing with our Scout leaders would be a good thing.  They had just returned home (with my son) from a high adventure trip.  My son had a little battle with a hatchet and he lost.  His leaders were kind enough to take good care of him and return him home in one piece!  
They deserve a big thank you.

By the way...the ice cream at the party was served in a fun and clever way.  Jen had purchased cups with lids (Smart and Final) and the night before the party she scooped ice cream into the cups, covered them and then placed them into the freezer.  Just a few minutes before party time she placed the ice cream cups into an ice filled tub.  The ice cream remained solid most of the party...and it was HOT outside.  Like 100 degrees HOT.

Cookies and Ice Cream.  Great Summer treat!

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