Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Guest Baker, The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, and Locks of Love

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

I would like to introduce you to my Guest Baker, Aria, my granddaughter, who lives near St. Louis.  I went to see her last week,. so she  wanted to make this  Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that she has been making since she was four years old, really. I started making cookies with her, when she was 18 mos. We baked treats for our tea parties, which were a ritual for us, when she came to visit at my house  Her Grandma Ceci has had this recipe since 1993, the year that Aria was born. Aria makes this recipe very often, when she isn't busy with basketball, golf or track.
There are many, many chocolate chip cookie recipes, but this particular one has Butter flavored Crisco of all things.  The Crisco does allow the cookies to bake nice and round.  I have used butter in my chocolate chip cookies, and they flatten out too much, but now I try to refrigerate the dough.  If  you don't want to use the Crisco, you can try and substitute something else, .recipes are fickle as you know. Aria also uses milk chocolate chips, but you could use semisweet, if you want.  Now for Locks of Love.

Aria had 14" cut off of her hair, and donated it to Locks of Love. For those of you who don't know about Locks of Love, it is is a non-profit organization that uses the hair to make hairpieces for children who have long term medical hair loss.  I am so proud of her for making this donation of her hair. Here is a before picture
 before her haircut.
Before the haircut

And after

Finally, Here is the The Ultimate Chcolate Chip Cookie Recipe, that Grandma Ceci cut out of a magazine 17 years ago. These cookies are crispy, chewy, and gooey, all at the same time, everything that you want in a Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Excuse me while I go get a cup of steaming coffee to drink, as I eat this wonderful c cookie!


  1. She looks adorable with long hair or short. I have cut hair(but it is not my profession) for my daughter and mother in low few times and also did sent it to Locks of is really awesome organization, and hair will always grow!
    Cookies are fantastic..I love your photos, it makes me want one with my morning coffee:D
    Have a great day dear!!

  2. What a sweet thing she is doing. Her hair is beautiful so I'm sure someone will be so thankful for it!

  3. coffee with cookies - anyday ! especially this one :) - didn't know about locks of love- that's really good

  4. It is so nice and heart warming to read how wonderful relation is between your granddaughter and you! God bless you both and wishing you many more special moments together! And you should be proud, what a wonderful act she did ^_^

  5. Please tell Aria she did a beautiful thing! My niece Brianna just donated hers a couple of months ago, I was so proud of her for doing it. I'm sure you are proud to. That is such a pretty picture of you and her. If a recipe works, then why change it. Have a great week!

  6. Sandra-Thank you for your kind words. the cookies are wonderful!

    Brandie- Thank you for your comments.

    Suchitra- Glad that you found out about Locks of Love and these chocolate chip cookies.

    Mateja-Thank you for stopping by! I am very proud of my granddaughter.

    Gina-I am very proud of her, as you are for your niece. I will tell her that she did a good thing!

  7. this is such a sweet post! Aria is so beautiful:)

  8. blackkitchendiaries- Thank you for your kind words.

  9. What a beautiful granddaughter you have! The chocolate chip looks perfect and delicious...

  10. Treat and Trick- Thank you for your comments.

  11. what a sweet post! cookies look perfect and yummy!

  12. What a beautiful girl! And I love the new cut!
    The cookies look simply wonderful as well. I have to say I don't make very good cc cookies, maybe I just haven't tried the right recipe! Will give this one a go!


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