Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Jacks Cookies & Award

These cookies have no special ingredients, so there is no trip to the grocery store.  Actually there is only 5 ingredients that make up these little gems.

This recipe proves the point that it does not take a lot of time or fancy ingredients to make something tasty.  Basically these cookies are a shortbread rounds with mini chocolate chips.  When you bite into them, you get the buttery crumble taste from the dough and then the sharp dark chocolate flavor.

These cookies are actually sold in a bakery, which squashes the idea that people do not buy what they can make at home.  In these hectic times we live in, some people do not make time to bake or cook.  I knew someone that the only thing in their fridge was V-8.  Also, remember the show Becker? That guy did not even make coffee at home, he purchased everything he ate or drank.

Anyhow, the recipe is below.  It makes about 2 1/2 dz cookies.

Happy Jack's Cookies
courtesy of  Happy Jacks Bakery

1 1/2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips (I used mini, instead of regular)
2 cups flour 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup softened butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Then sift in the powdered sugar and beat for 1 minute until completely blended. Stir in the vanilla extract.  Lastly, fold in the flour with a wooden spoon.  Once there are no more dry streaks,  stir in the chocolate chips.

Take dough and roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls.  Place on evenly on baking sheet.  The cookies do not spread very much, so you can put several on a sheet.  Bake for 10-14 minutes or until set with a light golden brown on the bottom. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

                                                   **LAST YEAR: Godiva Liqueur Cupcakes**

Also, I have received this award from my foodie friend, Dzoli. She has a wonderful blog with lots of delicious and interesting posts, so you might want to stop by here  and say hello.  Also, I am paying if forward by passing the same award below to other foodie friends that I feel have exceptional blogs:

Sandra-Sandra's Easy Cooking
Carsely-The deep dish
Liz-That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Kim-The Farmers Wife
Alisha-The Ardent Epicure