>> Saturday, October 8, 2011
I am totally a cookie person. I mean, what's not to like about cookies? Other than the fact that they directly deposit on the least preferred areas of my body...
Anyway, I almost never purchase cookies from the store. The only kind that I like to by are the Pecan Sandies and now that they have a dark chocolate version, it's absolutely my favorite purchased cookie ever.
Back to the home-made cookies. I get a lot of magazines and most of them have to do with food in some way whether all about food or just a large focus on food. I've been seeing the McCormick ad for their Vanilla Chocolate Chip cookies, and so I decided to try the recipe. Here's a photo of their ad that's been in almost every magazine that I've gotten in the mail the last 2 months. You might have seen this ad too, so I thought I would make them and post about it.
As you can tell from the photo, this is also the copy I used while baking. Geesh...I'm such a messy cook :) Anyway, I followed the recipe exactly except I used my Mexican Vanilla. I would never recommend using the cheap imitation vanilla from the store. Once you've had the real stuff, you can never go back...it just smells and tastes so artificial. Probably because it is. Ew.
Oh, the other thing I do is use parchment paper and a Pampered Chef baking stone instead of metal cookie sheets. These were easy and good, but not my favorite chocolate chip cookie. I would probably rate them 7 out of 10.