Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes :: simple thanksgiving

I love it when I get the chance to speak to women. This weekend, I had pleasure of hanging out with some beautiful, God-loving gals at the CrossBridge Community Church Women’s Retreat.

Along with those infectious smiles ~ I found authenticity, loads of laughter and some down-right rowdy fun.

Just my kinda group. ;)

All weekend, I loaded them up with info on discovering Big God Dreams and all weekend, they loaded me up with amazing recipes.

I learned there is something called Sopapilla Cheesecake. Heidi told me about it … and she’s gonna send me the recipe. (Right, Heidi?!)

Meanwhile, Amy sweetly shared her Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.


She just wrote down the recipe from memory for me on a piece of paper while extolling their charm: My kids love them … make them all the time … completely delicious. 

She certainly didn’t have to try hard to convince me. I made them this morning for my family and I thought I’d share the recipe with you.

Amy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 c. sugar * 3/4 c. brown sugar * 1/2 c. Crisco (butter flavor) * 1/2 c. butter * 3 eggs * 1 T. vanilla * 2 1/4 c. flour * 1 tsp. baking soda * 1 t. salt * 2 c. chocolate chips

Cream butter, Crisco and sugar with hand mixer. Add in eggs and vanilla. After thoroughly combining dry ingredients in a separate bowl ~ add to butter/sugars & mix on low speed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake for 8 minutes in 350 degree oven. Pull them out before they look too brown. Let them cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet ~ them send them to the cooling rack (if they make it that far!) for a few more minutes to cool.

This recipe is a smidge different than Julie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe but I love them both! As well as the open spirit in which they’re gladly shared. Love you CB women!! Sending a simple thanks for you and all you do.

If you’re more of a peanut butter person, I can’t say enough nice things about this cookie recipe.

So pass along the cookies and have a happy Sunday!

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