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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies- Lizzy McAvoy- The Girl in the Apron

Ingredients:

1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

½ Cup Granulated Sugar

½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

¼ tsp Almond Extract

2 Large Eggs

2 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 Cup (12 oz Package) Chocolate Chips (I used Semi Sweet)

Here’s How You Do It:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add butter and sugars. Whip together on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until light in color and fluffy.

Add eggs; mixing until thoroughly combined.

Mix in flour (in small increments) and baking soda. Once combined, mix in chocolate chips.

Using a one tablespoon scoop, drop rounded tablespoons on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. (For jumbo cookies do 12-14 mins, for smaller cookies do 8-10 mins.) Cool on cookie sheets until set enough to transfer to cooling racks. (If you don’t have a cooling rack, a cool cookie sheet or piece of parchment paper will work great!)

Enjoy!



Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake- Lizzy McAvoy- The Girl in the Apron

Ingredients:

Shortcake:

½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened

½ Cup Granulated Sugar

2 Eggs

1 ¼ Cup Unbleached Flour

⅔ Cup Milk

2 ½ tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Toppings:

1 Lb Fresh Strawberries, washed and sliced

Homemade Whipped Topping (recipe below)

Here’s How You Do It:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 1 minute.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add flour, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour.

Add baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix well until combined.

In a greased 8x8 glass dish or 9” round cake pan (greased and floured), pour in batter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and cake is a nice golden color.

When cake is completely cooled, cut into squares and top with strawberries and whipped topping. Enjoy!



Homemade Whipped Topping:


1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar

Splash of Vanilla Extract

In a large bowl, add heavy whipping cream. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the whipping cream. Start on a low setting and gradually increase speed to prevent splattering liquid out of the bowl. As the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat whipped cream to stiff peaks, about 3-5 minutes.