Monday, November 26, 2012

Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently heard from a senior in high school state while giving a speech at our annual Thanksgiving assembly that she is thankful to constantly find magic in the mundane.  She urged everyone to take a chance to look at those moments in their every day lives when some thing truly special happens.  Whether it is hearing your favorite song on the radio, a beautiful fall day or a hug from a friend, find the magic in the mundane.

Where I find that magic is in my friendships.  My friends are magic for me.  They can make any day special, they can bring a smile to my face no matter what kind of mood I find myself, and they are the heart of my heart and the center of my world.

What is truly amazing to me is that I am so blessed to have not only friends I have known and loved for over 25 years, but I also have dear friends who mean so much to me and bring so much to my life and I have only known them for a short while.  

I guess this is what she meant by finding magic in the mundane.  Not that friendships are mundane but so often we take those friendships for granted and during this holiday season I want to relish every moment with all the people I love.  Friends old and new alike are dear to my heart and I am grateful!

One such new friend, my dear Matt, recently made these chocolate chip cookies and I must say I can be a bit of a chocolate chip cookie snob but these knocked my socks off!

Perfectly cooked so the bottom didn't even have a crispy rump and so deliciously gooey that they were as close to my favorite Christie Cookie as I have ever had!  I was in heaven!  They truly epic in ever sense of the word.

Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups plus 4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup Crisco
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon water
Chocolate chips

Soft together the flour, salt and baking soda.  
Add remaining ingredients.  
Stir...at this point you may need to use your hands....get aggressive to make sure all the crisco is incorporated.  
Roll into golfball size balls and place several inches apart.

Bake at 375 for 8 minutes.  Remove from oven and dip fingers in a bowl of water and press lightly on each cookie to flatten slightly.  
Eat and enjoy!!!

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