FIRST off, let me just say "THANK YOU" to all of you for your sweet comments, happy thoughts, and reassuringness (totally a word) about selling our house. It sure helps me out in times of stress.
Research shows....okay so my friends say and I agree...the smell of baking cookies and then fresh cookies ta' boot help sell your house. Okay so who really knows if this is true, but hey cookies never made anything worse.
So my theme for Project: For Sale today is Bribe 'Em with Cookies.
I whipped up a couple of batches of cookie dough, ate some dough, and then put it in the fridge to later use when we have a showing. Before a showing I bake some up. Then I put them on my cute tiered platter and set out some bottles of water.
Since today is Recipe Thursday (if you are somewhat new, yes there is a recurring recipe Thursday), I am sharing with you the two recipes I used for this showing.
First is an awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I had been looking for a new recipe, not because I don't love mine, but they tend to get crumbly if not eaten fairly quickly...not normally a prob for me. I came across this one last week and have already made it twice.
Next I will share the Brownie Chunk Cookies. I had been craving a brownie cookie something fierce. I came across this recipe and changed it up slightly. Making sure to under cook just slightly ensured that I had that oh-so-delightful fudginess of a brownie in cookie form.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our Best Bites
1 pkg chunky brownie mix (mine was Pillsbury)
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted, cooled
2-3 Tablespoons cold water
2-3 dark milky way candy bars, chopped up into chunks
Stir together the flour, brownie mix and brown sugar.
Mix in eggs one at a time. The add butter and 2 T of water. If the batter appears to dry add the other T of water. Batter will be THICK. Fold in candy bar pieces.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough on the cookie sheet. The thicker the cookie the more it will be like a brownie, so press down lightly. Bake for 8-10 minutes...slightly undercooked is better than overcooked. Remove from oven, cool for a couple of minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to a rack.
There ya have it...cookies that would make anyone happy. Hopefully it will make someone happy enough to buy our house.