Secrets Saturday #2

30 Homemade Cookies in 15 minutes.....

If you want to be the Mom who has homemade cookies waiting when your kids get home from school but don't have 2 hours to spend in the kitchen this is my secret way I bake cookies for the kids twice a week and it only takes 15 minutes.

All you need is a pizza pan. I use a Calphalon anodized aluminum that I season with butter so the cookies don't stick to the bottom.

I use a Kitchen Aid mixer and first mix the butter, sugar, cinnamon , salt and baking soda then I add the flour and eggs and chips , takes about 3 minutes. After the batters ready take the homemade batch of cookie dough and spread it 3/4 around the pan leaving room for the dough to expand when it cooks.

I bake my cookies at 370 degrees for 12 minutes then let them cool on a wire rack in the pan 0-5 minutes. We never wait for them to cool but if you make a chewy or very moist cookie wait the 5 minutes for them to cool.

Cut with a pizza cutter into even squares it ends up to be about 30 , then use a spatula to remove cookies from the pan and serve.

I only bake cookies in my pan , I have found other foods cooked in the same pan will cause the cookies to absorb different flavors from the foods. Washing the pan in a dishwasher will cause the cookies to stick, you could use a non-stick pan but I prefer a well seasoned pan over non-stick.

I bake oatmeal cookies the same way but they take me about 5 more minutes in prep time with my recipe.

My Chocolate chip cookies recipe:

  •  2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons milk (optional I only add it on a day it really dry and cold outside)

    Bake 350 degrees exactly 12 minutes in a pizza pan or for individual cookies on a sheet pan 8-9 minutes.

    Another favorite thing the kids love is to top the cookie with chocolate frosting then cut and serve.


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