~Cookie Monday~ Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies * Guest Post from Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs

 

As most of you know, Cookie Monday was passed on to me by my good friend Prudy, from Butter Basil and Bread- crumbs. Prudy and I started blogging around the same time; it has been such a pleasure learning and growing with her. I am always anxious to see what she has cooked up! and today she is sharing her recipe for Crispy Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies. Can you say yum??!

Prudy, take it away my friend…

sprinkle cookies (Prudy)

 

It is such a pleasure to be back at the Burlap Kitchen for another Cookie Monday!  
Because it has been so nice outside, and everyone’s spirits are high, I wanted to make something a little more festive, so I thought that these delicious Crispy Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Cookies would be the perfect cookie to make Cookie Monday a happy and festive day! 
If you like crispy cookies, then these are the cookie for you!
Don’t let the instructions scare you away… these cookies are so quick and easy to bake!  Believe me, if you know me…then you know that I cannot bake. Well, I bake, but I usually stick to the basics like these chocolate chip cookies.  It’s definitely the sprinkles that make them pretty, and make it look like I worked in the kitchen all day and all night, when in fact, they only take about an hour from start to finish! 
Thank you, Emily…for inviting me back. I’m thrilled to be here…and hope that you like these cookies!  
Crispy Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Cookies
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup chocolate chips (milk, dark, or white..your preference)
1/2 cup colored sprinkles (Jimmies)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • In mixing bowl, beat together the shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions. 
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda, and gradually add to the egg mixture just until blended.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the cookie dough into a pastry bag with a #807 Ateco tip,  Pipe 3 inch lengths of the cookie dough onto the baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.  (I was able to fit nine lines of cookie dough onto one baking sheet). 
  • Bake for 8 minutes (or until the cookies are set).  Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.  Cool completely. 
  • On a small plate, combine the sprinkles and walnuts.  
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir.  There will still be clumps of chocolate chips, but they will melt as the chocolate continues to sit. If they don’t seem to melt quickly enough, place back into the microwave for 15 seconds, remove, and stir.
  • Spread the melted chocolate all around the edges of the cookie, and then dip into the walnut/sprinkle mixture.  Let dry on a cooling rack in a single layer about 1 hour. 
  • Store in a covered plastic container for up to one week. 
  • Enjoy!
sprinkle cookies 2 (Prudy)

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box Cookies

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box Cookies

Lately I have been working on re-photographing some of my recipes, like these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box Cookies. The photos are still not where I want them to be but they are 100 times better then some of the originals. I was blessed to have one of my best friends help me with this. She was my sous chef, dish washer, hand model, and comic relief. She even painted her nails for me! I’m working on making her a permanent helper, shhh 😉 . I’ve offered to pay her with the left over food =P I think she’s ok with that 😉

Cake box cookies are so awesome. I love how easy they are to make. Normally, they require few ingredients and who doesn’t have a few cake boxes in the pantry? I have made everything from orange cake box cookies to sugar cake box cookies to these Chocolate Chocolate Cake Box Cookies. I wish I could tell you of my favorite cake box cookies recipe but I just love them all. It would be too hard to choose! That being said, these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Box cookies will make the perfect addition to your holiday baking list. They are soft, chewy, and everything you want in a cookie. I have also added a hint of coffee into the recipe which compliments the chocolate flavor perfectly. The coffee is not over powering, it is just enough to add a little kick to these cookies. In fact, I know people who hate coffee and LOVE these cookies. My husband being one of them.

If you give this recipe a try I would love to hear from you!

 

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* Here is a photo of what the dough should look like before adding the chocolate chips. Sorry, for some reason I forgot to re-photograph the dough!

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