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"Tookies" (My First Blog / Take Two) 
Mar. 28, 2010 8:15 pm 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2012 7:35 pm
I owe my first blog to Deb Wical, the submitter of the "Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies II" recipe on this site. 
Deb's cookies have been a staple in our home for 3 years and they are demanded on a regular basis.  If I change up the recipe or sneak another type of cookie into the rotation, it does not go unnoticed.   My boyfriend Tim (the father of my children) says "it is the best cookie" he has ever eaten.  And his mother baked when he was a child.  So I hold that in high regard. 

I describe this cookie as something in between a Chips Ahoy and a Soft Batch.  It has the classic taste of a chocolate chip cookie and the texture of a soft batch.  I don't like how sweet Keebler makes their soft batches but I do enjoy the texture.  With Chips Ahoy I enjoy the taste but not the texture, too crunchy.  Deb Wical's recipe for soft chocolate chip cookies brings it home for me, combining the things I love about cookies.  Something soft and something classic.

I started making this recipe when I was pregnant with my first child, Isaac.  And I used to think of the future & picture him at my feet tugging on my pants asking for cookies. 
Isaac is almost 3 now and still learning his enunciations.  At least once a week I find him standing at my feet tugging on my pants demanding I make "Tookies".   And we now have a daughter {Shelby} that will be 2 in August and already she is muttering her request for these "Tookies". 

Apart from the fact this is our first family tradition and I couldn't thank Deb Wical enough for that alone, you need to know these cookies are absolute perfection in every way a soft chocolate chip cookie should be. 
My Babies Watching Tookies Bake
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Mar. 28, 2010 8:41 pm
That's so precious!!! I love the picture of them watching the tookies bake and it brought back great memories of my two, who are now 22 and 17! Thanks for sharing this blog.
Mar. 29, 2010 6:45 am
Aww, this is a sweet blog. Children change your life in so many ways, don't they? When my daughter was just learning to enunciate words and phrases, she could not say "that smells good" very well. She would say "that fells dood". She's 9 now and we still catch ourselves saying "that fells dood" instead of that smells good!!
Mar. 29, 2010 7:45 pm
Thanks for mentioning the soft choc. chip cookie recipe. My husband is a fiend for CC cookies and only likes the soft kind. Hates the hard & brittle, or the chewy. I will try your recipe.
Apr. 12, 2010 7:24 pm
I love all the pictures and the recipes you have commented on look great. I plan on trying them myself. The kids are adorable and the mom is cute too, but then I'm prejudiced.
May 30, 2010 9:06 am
My friend nakes great homemade biscuits by adding salad dressing or mayo,but says salad dressing works best, about 1 1/2 cups to a large mixing bowl, as she has 10 foster kids and a husband.Or you can add butter milk.But they turn out big and fluffy.My brother always add an addional stick of butter and more cocoa/sugar to cake mixes too.I make the homemade dinner rolls with yeast, and they are always a hit.And you can buy a lot of over rioe or ripe banannas when they are real cheap, and freeze them,with the peals on them, and use later for shakes/smoothies, ban. nut bread. SAS
Jun. 7, 2010 8:08 am
Jun. 7, 2010 10:47 am
Thank you!
Jun. 10, 2010 7:18 am
How cute, I remember my youngest son always replaced the letter "C" with a "T" when he used to first speak. We always had a "Tar" instead of a "Car" He is now 15, but the memories always stay with you. Will certainly have to give this recipe a try. I have being trying to find the perfect cookie recipe.
Jun. 11, 2010 12:56 pm
This was one of the cutest blogs I've ever read on here! I'm the mom of a 3 y/o and 7 month old myself - I too take these small things to heart. I can't wait to try that recipe now and see how it goes over with my oldest! Wishing you and your family the best - hope to see more from you :)
Jun. 25, 2010 9:24 am
Every baking mommy or gramma is saying "awwww" right now and thinking of their own! (save this blog and keep it handy when they are 13 and 15! It'll come in handy!)
Jul. 6, 2010 10:03 am
You have a wonderful family and looks like you are instilling your love of cooking into these two Tookie lovers. Best of everything to you and yours.
B L 
Jul. 10, 2010 9:27 pm
Great blog! My 'little ones' are now 16 & 18 and those early years are still my most precious memories. Enjoy every day.... it really is true, what they say about how fast they grow up. I don't even know how it happened. Bake lots of cookies!
Jul. 12, 2010 2:54 pm
What a cute family! I love tookies too!
B L 
Jul. 12, 2010 9:05 pm
You do have an amazing family. And I agree, we can start over at any time. Sometimes I have to do it several times a day :).
Jul. 15, 2010 12:58 pm
Ya know, when those kids are 30 I bet you still say "Tookies"!
Jul. 16, 2010 6:55 pm
Erin,I know I have told you before that your family is beautiful and the newest picture of you all just makes me more sure of that!! I will be trying this cookie recipe myself as I don't care for crispy chocolate chip "tookies" either! Love on those babies for me, okay?! Ginny
Jan. 20, 2011 1:11 pm
Your kids are sooo cute!!!
Jan. 20, 2011 2:47 pm
Thank you, Miss Mary Rose....I can't get enough of them. My lips tend to stick to their cheeks, lol.
Jun. 26, 2011 1:35 pm
Now that's "SWEETNESS"! I really enjoyed reading your blog.
Jun. 27, 2011 5:24 am
Thank you VERY much!
Jun. 27, 2011 6:49 am
Awwww, adorable! I miss mine being that small sometimes. I'll have to try that recipe and see how my guys like the tookies. (and yes, I will call them tookies!)
Jul. 18, 2011 5:28 am
LouisvilleHugger, I a'm glad that you can bring on a tradition of my cookies as I have 3 boys and as they were growing up it was the same for me too the only cookie my family preferred was this receipe and the kids friends would come over looking for these cookies also. So be prepared as your children are teens thier friends will be checking the cookie jar for these cookies also. And you can double this receipe when I put it on the web site 10 years ago I couldn't get them to turn out right for some reason. And now I don't have the same email and pass as I did then so I could not change the receipe. Love the blog, and thank you! Enjoy, Deb Wical
Mar. 1, 2012 9:36 am
great blog, cute pic! this reminds me of when my niece was little & learning to talk. instead of saying "what's that smell like", she'd say "what dat mell wike?" sooo cute! i gotta try "dis wessuhpee"!
Mar. 1, 2012 7:35 pm
And the funny thing is...."tookies" didn't last long, not as long as I was hoping at least. They now know how to say "cookies", lol. I'm glad I was able to sit in the moment enough to write a blog (memory) about that time though! Thanks!
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About Me
My name is Erin, I'm 36 and I am a homemaker. I am also a mother of 3 gorgeous children; Isaac, Shelby, and Oliver.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts and dinner.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mammaw used to make Pineapple Upside Down Cakes particularly for me, it was something we had. And every year for the holidays my mother's siblings made a pretty mean oyster stuffing/dressing. I absolutely love oysters and it's probably the only thing I miss about that side of the family;)
My cooking triumphs
Whatever I put my mind to.
My cooking tragedies
Being whimsical with recipes.
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