Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sweet Shirl Giveaway

Happy Saturday everyone! I wanted to share what is going on over at my dear friend's blog. Let me tell you a little something about Shirl. As many of you know, I just started blogging two months ago and was nervous as heck, which is part of the reason I don't want my name known. Someday in the future I will change that...

Anyhow back to Shirl... She was the first to leave a comment on my post, the first to follow, and the first to link my blog to hers. And it's been through Shirl that I have made so many blogger friends. But most importantly is all the beautiful comments that she leaves for me and the encouragement she provides to bring out your best craftiness self.  I am grateful that this special sweet soul visited my blog and brought her sunshine with her. So you can find this sweetie and all her giveaway information here. And while your there you most certainly have to check out her inspiring creations.

Ok, now I have a sweet for you... in the form of a recipe. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. And I love two kinds depending on what kind of mood I'm in: crispy and chewy. Here is a crispy recipe that I got through a friend who got through another and so on, sorry I am so sorry I can't give credit where it's due. I did alter it a bit.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toffee
2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup toffee chips
1. Preheat oven at 300 degrees.
2. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a larger bowl add the sugars and melted butter. Beat until well blended.
4. Set mixer on stir and slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until well blended.
    Add vanilla extract and blend again. Add chocolate chips and toffee chips.
5. Pinch into 1TB size lumps. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

I hope you enjoy! Have a fun weekend!!!


Creations by Shirl said...

Thanks Sweet so much for saying those sweet comments about me.... I'm glad to know you through blogland and it's blog friends like you that makes it even more special and meaningful.
BTW - I'm going to case your
Chocolate chip cookies these are my fav too, and it's gotta to be crispy kind, I don't like soft chewy cookies.... I love that package topper you made too..... TFS....

Shirley N said...

Beautiful packaging, love how you colored her hair! Your cookies look yummy, TFS your recipe!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hello! Your cookies look super yummy! And great packaging! Love the polka dot paper!

RiNNE said...

I could totally understand why you'd be nervous about blogging & showing your name/ face. A lot of my friends/ family still don't understand why I blog. But I love the stamping community. Most people are nice and you learn so much and get feedback on your creations!

Shirl's candy looks delish! And your recipe sounds yummy. Your packaging looks so cute!

eva said...

hi! thanks so much for visiting our blog and for the yummy sounding recipe! you have some very cute creations! i totally understand wanting some anonymity too--hawaii's a small place.

Annette said...

Mmmmmmmmm those look yummy

eunice said...

You are certainly right about Shirl being such a SWEETIE! Her kind comments are always so encouraging!
Super cute topper you created for your bag of mouth is watering, just lookin' at them... definitely must try...thanks for sharing the recipe! One dumb question...are the toffee chips like chocolate chips but toffee flavored?

Annie's Creations said...

What a cute idea! Great for gifts :)