Santas favorite cookies

„Its that time of year I treasure…the time for giving, the best part of living…to celebrate with friends we hold so dear…well, I can feel it in the air…all bundled heat-to-toe…too cold to bear, its the best time of the year…“

Can you believe it? Christmas-Season has finally started and I have already listened to „All I want for Christmas“, „Last Christmas“ and my current favorite „The more you give“ like a thousand times. I am in such a festive mood and couldn’t resist baking my first tray of Christmas cookies – to be honest: the best thing I could have possibly done on a rainy Sunday morning in December.

 

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People who are close to me, know that in my life there is nothing more important than Christmas. I start counting the days left until Christmas in January and always annoy my friends with my Christmas spirit. In my opinion there is nothing better than Christmas, do you agree?

 

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In my family we have that tradition that the child (so me) is baking cookies before Christmas Eve and on Christmas Eve we leave some of them and a glass of milk in front of the door so that Santa can have a little snack on his long way when he brings  the presents to everyone (no, we are not Americans). Even though I am not 10 years old anymore (unfortunately) we keep this tradition and I love it.

 

 

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The reason I am telling you this is because the cookies I baked last weekend are the best cookies Santa could wish for. Friends told me that they taste like the ones from Subway and Mac Starbucks, so I promise you the will blow up your mind. Plus they are super-douper-easy to make and your kids will love helping you baking them. I swear – on the holy Christmas spirit (you see, I am pretty serious about those cookies).

 

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Santas favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients for 30 cookies:

  • 125g butter
  • 200g white sugar
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 300g plain flour

And thats the way you do it: 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan, pour into a bowl and add the eggs, (white and brown) sugar and beat with a fork until mixed thoroughly.
  3. Add the chocolate chips. Measure baking soda and flour into a sieve placed over the bowl; shake them into the bowl and mix everything together.
  4. Form little walnut-sized balls from the dough (I usually put 12 on one tray) and gently flatten to about 1 cm thick.
  5. Bake the cookies just below the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes until their golden-brown.  After you put them out of the oven, place them onto a cooling rank. When cookies are cold, store them in an airtight container/jar.

 

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So this was it, a pretty easy but delight recipe for my favorite chocolate chips cookies (CCC). All thats left is wishing you a wonderful week with hopefully lots o delicious Christmas cookies – because remember: Cookies make the world a better place (in case you don’t believe me, just ask the Cookie Monster)

Lots of love, Julia

 

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Last but not least a little „behind the scenes“shot in my new apartment

 

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