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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe on one of my favorite recipe websites, allrecipes.com.  I love shortbread and this recipe looked fast and simple to whip up. I love fast and simple, as long as it tastes good!  I’m so glad I tried them, they are DELICIOUS!  The  melt-in-your-mouth shortbread texture with the gooey melted chocolate chips, will make it hard to stop at one or two!


1-3/4 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (Do not substitute salted butter!)
½ cup white sugar
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  (The original recipe says 300 degrees but I read it incorrectly and 325 worked beautifully. ) 

In a medium bowl, whisk  the flour, baking powder and salt.  In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Gradually stir in the flour. Add walnuts and chocolate chips.

Roll or scoop dough into walnut sized balls.  Put on ungreased cookie sheet 1-1/2” apart. Flatten a bit with the palm of your hand.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until light golden brown.  Cool on racks.

Happy Baking!


  1. Girl - you know how to make me drool! ;-} I love shortbread cookies...just unsuccessfully tried a shortbread recipe this morning, but will definitely have to try this. Pinning and printing! Thanks for sharing your lusciousness!

  2. Hi, Michael Ann! I can't wait to try these! I know I don't comment much but I always read. Glad to have you back in blog world. <3 Nancy

    1. So nice of you, Nancy! I've been here but I don't post as many new recipes, I just bring up my old ones as I make them, on my Face Book page :-) Thanks for commenting!

  3. I saw this post come up in my blogger reader last night as I was heading to bed and had to exit quickly before the need for chocolate chip cookies kept me awake all night!!!!!

    1. LOL! Oh no! These were TOO good, I ate way more than I should have! Thanks for commenting, Andrea.

  4. These look AMAaaaaaaZING.
    I shall MAKE!
    Thank you. x


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