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  • Writer's pictureRev. Dr. Andrea M. King

Cooking with Pastor King: Spruced Up Chocolate Chip Cookies 


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

If you want to spruce it up, whisk in some espresso powder or coffee

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons hot water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

(if you want to spruce it up, rough chop chocolate bar (s) or your choosing)

1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, cashews, or pistachios.

If you want to spruce it up, substitute a cup of your favorite crunchy cereal.



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together the butter, sugars until smooth. Add the vanilla to the beaten eggs. Slowly mix into the butter and

sugar mixture. Dissolve baking soda and salt in hot water. Add to batter. Stir in flour, chocolate chips (or chunks), and nuts. Refrigerate the dough 15-30 minutes if you want to spruce it up. Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased pans. Bake for about 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are browned.

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