Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Decor Series #3 AND a giveaway!

I am recuperating from our Utter Chaos thanks be to God, family, prayer and chocolate! It was a rough 5 days with my hubby gone, and after all the other stuff I shared with you, my youngest had a rather scary asthma attack Monday night. I was dialing 911 as I was praying God would open his airways. And God did before I got that second number 1 dialed. He is good, isn't He? I DO apologize for halting my Christmas series for a week, but ya know ladies, my God and my family come before this blog and I couldn't do it all last week! I know I am hearing some 'Amens' on that! Once hubby got home on Tuesday I just needed a few days to veg, unwind, and well, catch up on sleep!
Okay, so, now that I have unwound and slept a little, back to Christmas. I do love the cooking, and baking and sharing of recipes. I love the eating, too. And I can tell about mid January how much I loved it cause my pants always get tight...
So, in honor of the love I have for food, and sweets, I am going to share with you today
 I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do. I got it years ago at a cookie exchange. You know, where you get a bunch of ladies together and swap cookie recipes and cookies, and fill up your tin with 10 kinds of cookies when you only baked one kind? And you EAT, and EAT, and EAT cookies.  I LOVE those! I actually will be having one this year, but back to the recipe I got at the cookie exchange...

(In defense of the scratched chocolate on my cookies... they are all that was left after a mob of chocoalte- craving- women rushed the platter, fighting over the chewy delicious morsels, hence, scratched chocolate...)

Originally called Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies... I think they should be called SOMETHING more divine. Suggestions are very welcome!
Hey- let's do this- A GIVEAWAY!
AFTER you bake them, and eat some,  leave your cookie name suggestion in my comment box, and hubby and I will pick a winner! The Winner will receive this unlined Ballard inspired black and white Damask stocking!

The giveaway ends on the 26th of November.

Okay- heres the recipe!

Mix together and set aside:
4 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Cream together:
3/4 C. softened butter
2  C. sugar
3  1 oz. squares of bakers semi sweet chocolate, pre-melted

2 large eggs
2/3 C. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Add dry ingredients slowly and mix until blended.
Roll into 1 inch balls (kids LOVE this!) roll balls in sugar( kids REALLY love this, as they LICK LICK LICK their hands!) and place on cookie sheet. Bake 11 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
Makes about 40 cookies...

Okay- so let me describe these cookies. They are like a soft, chewy, sweet cookie/brownie all in one. THE BEST cookies you will ever make. Hands down. BUT if you want to take it one step further, or if it's that time of the month and you NEED chocolate overload, melt some chocoalte bark and DIP THEM. YES, dip them right into that chocoalte and let them cool on wax paper. I am salivating just thinking of the cookies I ate 10 minutes ago. and shaking all over. and salivating some more. I made these for my ladies night last night and well, not many were left.
Enjoy- and don't forget to help me rename my cookie!

1 comment:

Rose Pressey said...

Um...I'm not good with names. How about Dreamy Creamy Chocolate Chip Cookies.