Chocolate Chip Cookies and the chance at $100

As you know, I am part of a great group of authors in an anthology titled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea – 11 Beaches, Anything Can Happen.  It’s availab ]]>
daily giveaways for the next 11 days.  

I get to start this fabulous giveaway and we’re tying it to recipes.  First, let me tell you a little bit about my chocolate chip cookie recipe.

When our kids were little I would make a batch of chocolate chip cookies each week.  They didn’t last the whole week, but I had to limit the cookie intake, so once a week, a fresh batch of cookies came out of the oven and the kids swarmed the kitchen like hungry locusts.  Later, when they were in school, my son Alex came home from school and said they each needed to bring a recipe to school for a project.  He wanted to bring our chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I don’t think its anything super fantastic, its just one of those comfort recipes and it reminds all of us of days gone by. 

Fast forward to 2016, and the anthology.  My submission to the anthology is titled Copper Moon.  And the cookies come into play in my book.  Not my cookies, but cookies in general.  Let me show you a snippet:

He heaved a deep sigh, looked across the road to the water and smiled. Turning toward the hotel front door, Hank shuffled along, his legs still stiff, his back a bit sore. He rubbed his right thigh as he entered the lobby of the Copper Moon Resort. The fresh scent of cleaning products, the vases of fresh flowers in a myriad of colors and fresh-baked cookies greeted them.

“Damn those cookies smell good.” Brian said rubbing his stomach.

“You’re a garbage can Brian. You haven’t stopped eating since we left Kentucky.” Colby griped.

“Don’t worry about it, I’m a growing boy.” Brian’s infectious grin and sparkling blue eyes landed on the petite gal behind the reception counter. Her blonde hair piled into a messy bun, a pen tucked behind her ear and her deep blue eyes landing on Brian. He sauntered forward, his six foot four frame stretching to its full height. The muscles bunching in his arms and his pecs tensing and relaxing, he was putting on a good show.

Here is my chocolate chip cookie recipe, I hope you enjoy.  Do you have a favorite cookie?  Share it with us please! Don’t forget to scroll on down for a chance to win $100 and goodies.  Yes, all kinds of goodies.  

Goodie Giveaway #1 – I’m giving away this awesome outdoor blanket from Mainstays.  It comes zipped up in a carry case with a handle.  My giveaway ends on Thursday evening at midnight.  Winner will be announced here and on our page, Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea, Friday morning.  How do you enter?  Simply leave a comment here and/or on our page answering this question:  “What is your favorite cookie?”  Then, scroll down and enter the Rafflecopter to enter the $100 giveaway! Easy peasy!

Now, for the yummy stuff: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2 ¼ c all purpose flour

1 t baking soda

½ t salt

1 c butter softened

½ c sugar

¾ c brown sugar

1t vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 package chocolate chips (we like semi-sweet)

Mix together all ingredients. Using a teaspoon, scoop dough onto cookie sheet in little mounds, leaving room in between to allow for spreading.

Bake 8 minutes or until cookies begin browning.

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