Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bake Sale: White Chocolate Chip Crasin Cookies

Bake Sale: White Chocolate Chip Crasin Cookies... I will start by saying that I rarely bake, but I recently volunteer to bake some homemade sweet treat for a charity bake sale at work. The first thing that came to mind was that I needed to make something that would be easy, mildly unique and of course Dahlicious. So I immediately called my mom for the greatest cookie recipe in the world. The credit is actually due here to my best friend Clara's mom, Marianne. This recipe for the perfect cookie (to which you may add any type of choc chips, nuts, dried fruits etc) is just one of a few recipe's Marianne was kind enough to share with my mom, including one for the greatest banana bread of your life. I will say that there is one secret ingredient that makes these treats moist and wonderful: butter flavored Crisco.

What You Need and how to Assemble:

1 Cup Butter Flavored Crisco (1 stick)
3/4 Cup White Sugar
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 1/4 Cups Flour (All Purpose Flour will do)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
(2 Eggs and 1 tsp vanilla to be whisked together and mixed with the above dry ingredients just before baking)

Add your nuts, chips, fruits etc (I used about half a bag of both the chips and the crasins, just eye ball it)
and crumble all of the above dry ingredients together in a large bowl (NOT the eggs and vanilla). Do this with your hands until it has turned into a dusty crumble. You can then put the dry mixture in a large ziplock bag and into the fridge until you are ready to bake. For instance, I did the dry mix on Sunday and am baking these bad boys today, Tuesday!

Once you are ready to bake just add the eggs and vanilla and give it a good mix with your hands or a fork. Make golf ball sized cookies and place 12 on a baking pan and pop in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Whisk the eggs & vanilla

Mix the wet and dry ingredients


The above recipe yields 3 dozen cookies.

These things are seriously the best cookies you'll ever have. They're the perfect combination of crunchy,  flakey, moist, and gooey. They're undeniably sweet but every bite lends itself to just a slight hint of salt which makes the flavor all that more amazing.

The only downside is that I've made 3 dozen and only need to bring 2 dozen to work - I guess that means someone else will have to finish them off at home!


  1. These look so good! I want to give this recipe a try, but unclear on when you add the butter flavored crisco?


    xo Lily O

  2. Lilly!! You add the crisco with the dry ingredients. So literally anything listed besides the eggs and vanilla can be crumbled together in a bowl and then just add the eggs and vanilla right before you are ready to bake. 15 minutes is good if you want them a little less gooey and more crumbly, otherwise maybe 13 minutes if you're wanting them softer.

    Let me know if you try it!!

  3. Perfect! I trust your cookie judgment :). Will let you know!