Friday, March 16, 2012

Sistas' Famous Cookies


These cookies are AMAZING!!!  My sisters make them for everyone ~ basketball teams, soccer teams, football teams, teachers, gifts, etc.  They are especially good right out of the oven.  Debbi used them at an auction at our high school and got a huge bid for them.  Then she had to make hundreds of them that year to fulfill the bid!

This recipe is doubled since they are usually made for so many people!

Dry Ingredients

4 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

Important Step!  MELT 3 cubes {sticks} of butter.  Room temperature just doesn't make them as good.

To the melted butter add ~

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla or a little more

2 eggs

Mix all the ingredients together and then blend them well using a hand mixer, Kitchenaid, or a strong son.

Add in 1/2 pound of chopped dark chocolate {They get the 72% kind from Trader Joes.  They said chocolate chips aren't as good, but I am sure you can use them.}

8 Skor or Heath bars chopped {This is the secret ingredient in my opinion!} Debbi chops hers up in small pieces and Alisa chops hers up in big pieces!

Blend in well.  You must now roll them in love {according to Debi...although Alisa leaves out this essential step and hers tasted mighty good!}

Alisa makes big, giant cookies and Debbi makes smaller ones as you can see in the picture. {I didn't get a picture of Alisa's.}  It may be that Debbi has made thousands and Alisa has made only hundreds!

Cook in a 375 degree preheated oven for 11 minutes.  They turn out perfectly in their 25 year old ovens when they are cooked that long, although Alisa likes hers slightly undercooked.


Debbi only cooks hers on one rack at a time.  If there is more than one rack in the oven, the cookies don't taste as good.  I think Alisa may use more than one rack at a time...

Now, as you can see, these are not healthy in any way.  If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know I am VERY health conscious but these are SO good.  Just don't have them around the house TOO often, okay?

P.S. The first picture is how Debbi wraps them when she gives them to people.  Aren't they a gorgeous way to receive cookies!  People just love them.

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