Tuesday, May 22

Golden Crispy Chewy Sparkly Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Another Chocolate Chip Cookie??  Absolutely!  These are for the Chocolate Lovers everywhere!  This recipe is adapted from Cairns Manor, which was adapted from a recipe originally found at King Arthur Flour...so I'd say it's now a new recipe. 

What intrigued me about this cookie recipe was the use of vinegar {apple cider or white...I used cider}.  I had never seen that in a cookie recipe, so I knew I was going to make them right away!

I used both regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips AND mini semi-sweet chips.  That was my unique addition and contribution.  Where there's normally a vast space between chocolate, the mini chips fill the void, delighting the palate with mini bursts of sweetness and intrigue.  They connect the dots between bites...

How to make and bake these Golden Crispy Chewy Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Find the printable recipe here.

Golden Crispy Chewy Sparkly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from Cairns Manor
Adapted from King Arthur
2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened slightly
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract {Nielsen Massey}
1 teaspoon vinegar {cider}
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
2 cups unbleached King Arthur All-Purpose Flour {spooned and leveled}
Scant 2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Scant 1 Cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets. {I use Golden Touch baking cookie sheets from Williams Sonoma...neither greasing nor parchment required}

1. In a large bowl, combine the sugars and butter, and beat on medium speed until they are well creamed.

2. Add in the egg and vanilla, beating again until well combined.

3. Next add in the vinegar, salt, and baking soda, beating until smooth and creamy.

4. Mix in the flour, then fold in your chocolate chips.

Use a spoon or two to scoop 1 1/4″ balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between them on all sides to account for spreading.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, till their edges are brown and their tops are light golden brown, almost blonde. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the pan till they’ve set enough to move without breaking. These bake closer to 10 minutes...set the timer and keep an eye on 'em!!

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite amongst Americans, and go well for any party, every occasion.  I love to bake tiny ones to giant ones... These will make a special debut this Summer at EVERY potluck party and barbecue!

Add nuts or no nuts, dried fruit, coconut, flavor extracts, less chocolate...but definitely not more!  These have plenty!!   Make these unique, but don't forget to share your newly created recipe!

-Becky Charms

Sunday, May 20

Sometimes It's Just A Sad Day Lyrical - A Collage

love, sadness, mean, unjust, type, typography, inspirational quotes

Sometimes you just need a little sadness...I'm just saying.  It's a nice release, and good for a strong soul.

-Becky Charms

Saturday, May 19

My Dear Sweet Darling Daughter - A Poem

love poem poetry for daughters from their mothers motherhood and Holiday

Since the day she was born, my heart has flooded with love, overwhelming emotion, and an undeniable courage that never existed prior.  Motherhood ignites courage that lay dormant til that day, bravery that speaks up where otherwise would have remained quiet, and an ineffable confidence.

You are my celebration, every moment of every day!!

Motherhood has been the greatest gift from God!!  He called on me, and I listened...

-Becky Charms in San Diego

An Etsy Treasury...A Man of Ages...Fathers of Young and Old

'A Man of Ages...' by BeckyCharms

In honor of our Fathers, men of young and old...

Mens Apron, Workshop, B...

Old Fashioned Peanut Bu...

Old Truck Tags - Classi...

Miniature Milk Jug or W...

24 Little Man Cupcake T...

Vintage Man Felt Brooch...

Old Fashioned - 16"...

The Beau- vintage yello...

12 Edible Fondant Age, ...

For My Man Hot process ...

Manly Man Collection

Hand Knit Stripy Slouch...

Handmade Wood Box - lay...

A Pilots Antiqued Silve...

Dapper 'Neville'...

Perfect Fathers Day Car...

-Becky Charms

Friday, May 18

Fridays for Sale...

If you've never been to BeckyCharms & Co. on Etsy, here are a few of the listed items currently available for immediate purchase...hope you enjoy, and come back soon.
What with Father's Day right around the corner, and Spring Fever here, now's the time to prepare, instead of getting caught up in procrastination. {I've been guilty too!}

When you like what you see, please don't hesitate to make it a favorite, and share...or "Like" it to show the love.  Custom orders are always encouraged!

International shipping is available.  Message me for rates and pricing.

Share the charm!

-Becky Charms

Thursday, May 10

Charming Stamped Muslin Drawstring Pouch/Bags with Mushroom Toadstools

When I shop for a present, not only do I search for something that will be cute, useful, charming...but also for something super cute to wrap it in!  It is, after all, the first thing you see!: the wrapping.  

After seeing Martha Stewart's Woodland Forest Wedding cakes, not only did I KNOW that it had to be mine, but I've also had a not-so-secret love for cute little mushrooms, toadstools, gnomes, and all things woodland fairy forest.  They're so charming, don't you agree?  

There are endless possibilities for which these bags can be used!...anything forest-y, fairy, spooky, Halloween, Gnomes, Renaissance Faire-ish, Woodsy...Perfect for gifts, treats, birthdays, weddings, parties, corporate events, fundraisers, game nights, treasure hunts, soap bags, potpourri, spices, herbs, tea...{like I said, ENDLESS possibilities}

Official Listing:

Set of 8 Muslin Drawstring Pouches Mushroom Toadstool Woodland Halloween Goth Fairy for Gifts Keepsakes Favors Presents Birthdays Weddings

This listing is for Qty. 8, but you can order any quantity you'd like.

Share the charm with those you love!  They will love you for it.

To see these and more charming treasures visit BeckyCharms on Etsy.

-Becky Charms

Tuesday, May 1

JetPens Happy Mother's Day GIVEAWAY Contest

Jet Pens is having a Mother's Day Giveaway!  I enjoy a good Giveaway...and it's even more enticing when it's from a company I like!  Jet Pens has some of the coolest pens and pencils, stationery and erasers from Japan!!  Enter now for your chance to win!

Winning this giveaway would save me a trip to the store for a last-minute present!!  I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win...I hope I win the JetPens Mother's Day Giveaway...

How do I enter the JetPens Mother's Day Giveaway?... click here!  Good luck, everyone!

-Becky Charms

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