Sunday, July 13, 2014

Welcome Home Cookies

I bake these cookies
every time my husband returns
 from a business trip.

Sometimes I think he goes on
fakes trips just so that I will make 
these cookies.

So I suppose they don't 
have to be "Welcome Home" cookies.
They could just be, 
"Here have a cookie" cookies
or "Nice shirt, here's a cookie" cookies
or even,
"It's Wednesday, lets eat cookies" cookies

All I'm saying is,
you have GOT to try these cookies!
*Preferably with a big glass of ice cold milk

Here's what you'll need: 

1 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 package of butterscotch instant pudding
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup cream cheese
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Step one: Cream together the butter and sugar
Step two: Mix in pudding mix, eggs, vanilla, and cream cheese
Step three: Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl
Step four: Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients. 
Step five: Fold in chocolate chips
Step six: Cover and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour 
*or freeze for 15 minutes.
Step seven: Form round cookie dough balls 
and place on baking sheet. 
Step between 7 and 8: Eat cookie dough 
(or not, because it contains raw eggs and raw eggs are bad,
 or do because come on, it's cookie dough
 it's super yummy. Hey, it's your call.)
Step eight: Bake for 12 minutes
Step nine: Cool on baking sheet for 90 seconds
Step ten: Let cool on cooling rack

Celebrating a birthday? 
Skip the cake!

Make these "Birthday Cookies"

Happy Birthday

Here's a stack of cookies!