Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful toddler daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
For years I have been on a quest to find “the one.”
No, not that “one.” I found him, and married him. You know, that other blogger on FranklinNOW.
I’m talking about the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Yes, THAT “one.”
I’ll admit that there are times I will simply use the classic Nestle Toll House cookie recipe and turn it in to a pan cookie. No muss, no fuss, and great to take to a party because a pan cookie cuts and travels better than a classic one.
I’ve just never found a magic butter/sugar/flour potion that yields what I consider a masterpiece; a Mona Lisa of the baked goods world. Oh sure, many have promised Cookie Nirvana but none have delivered. One says use baking soda AND baking powder. One says use shortening AND butter. One says stir in half the chips into the dough and save half for dipping the dough balls into just before baking. (By the way this will result in a lovely-looking cookie, but it’s no tastier.)
I have several favorite cooking/baking and entertaining blogs that I read regularly. (I plan to share those in a blog of my own very soon.) Reading one leads to reading another and soon you have a growing list AND a growing waistline! Though doubtful, I decided to try a recipe with an ingredient I hadn’t seen before in a cookie recipe: instant vanilla pudding. Then I thought I really had nothing to lose except a few chips and an hour of my time.
Lo and behold! A winner! The perfect combination of tasty AND lovely! While I find them best still warm from baking and a touch gooey, these little delights will keep well for a couple of days. (Possibly longer, although in our house that theory has never been tested.)
So thanks to Confessions of a Cookbook Queen who lead me to Whisk Kid who credited Two Peas & Their Pod for the last chocolate chip cookie recipe you will ever need.