The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever (Truly)
One of my mom’s dearest friends, we’ll call her T, is well known within our community for being The Best Baker Ever. Literally, every cookie, muffin, peanut butter bar that comes out of her kitchen is magical. Suffice to say, when T delivered a warm plate of perfectly golden, fluffy, warm chocolate chip cookies, they didn’t last the night (ok, hour might be more accurate). As we inhaled the cookies and raved about The Best Chocolate Chips Cookies Ever, I begged her for the recipe. She protested, but finally caved, with the stipulation that her secret never be shared… Well, this secret is too good to keep under wraps, because it turns out her perfect chocolate chip cookies are a little less than homemade. Let’s just feel good about the fact that I didn’t tell you who T really is and her reputation as a master baker is safe!
Fake and Bake: DSP style baking
Imagine our surprise when T dropped off the “recipe” at our house for her amazing cookies. She dropped off a bag of Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with a sticky note on it that said “Add 1 cup oats, underbake”. That’s it! In less than 20 minutes, you can whip up chocolate chip cookies that not only pass as homemade, but surpass them. And trust me, that claim is not made lightly in my house- we are firm believers in baking everything from scratch.
The best part is, you added an ingredient, so you can still claim with some degree of truth that they are homemade! Now go try it and fool all your friends, it’s our little secret!
The “Homemade” Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
-1 pack Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
-1 cup oats
-prepare as directed, under bake
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