|LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!|
You may remember from many posts ago, that I entered a carrot cake into the County Fair and won the blue ribbon. This year, I'm going to be entering a few things, including carrot cake, but none of those things matter as much as the classic chocolate chip cookie.
Mom and I decided to battle it out to see who had the best recipe for the All American snack, and let me tell you; it's been intense. Mom's doing a bit of trash talking, and I can't say I haven't been returning the favor, but it all boils down to the judges' pick at the fair. May the best baker win!
First, let's check out the recipes:
We'll begin with my cookies (because first is best):
|Look at that creamy richness. I've got the butter, eggs and sugar going here. One of the major differences between Mom and I's recipes: BUTTER! I'm all in on the butter, mom goes half and half with some shortening (lame).|
|Here is the finished dough. Lovely, I know.|
|My cookies, ready for the oven...|
|The main event! I was a bit worried that mine were spreading out too much, so I refrigerated them for an hour or so. I had much better results after that. Here is the recipe I used from the excellent blog, My Baking Addiction.|
So, these cookies looked and tasted amazin', but you know that my Mom ain't no fool in the kitchen, she can bake like nobody's business, so here is my competition:
|Mom has some ingredients above (she even had to take better pictures than me, ugh!)|
|Adding some dry ingredients...looking good in the old apron!|
|That dough looks good...too good!|
|Mom rolling out her cookies. Look at that technique!|
|Now, this is just ridiculous; rolling them out by hand may make them too perfect. Too much, really, too much Jacque.|
|Ella was our little helper!|