August 2019 Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies! All of the details and rules are below.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


$75 Amazon.com gift card
$75 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make a batch of Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share before August 31st 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO.

There’s also TWO BONUS entries:

1) Leave a star recipe review + comment on the recipe post.

2) Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $75 Amazon.com gift cards.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days a new winner will be chosen. This prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the market value equivalent to U.S. dollars. Official Terms & Conditions are in the entry submission widget just below.

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About the Recipe

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


Tip One: The small amount of cornstarch in this recipe helps create soft and tender cookies. If you can’t use or find cornstarch, you can omit it. The texture will just be slightly different.

Tip Two: If you have the time, allow the cookie dough to “marinade” for up to 72 hours in the fridge. Not only will this intensify the flavors, it’ll make the cookies thicker! Allow the dough to sit at room temperature until just warm enough to scoop.

Tip Three: Speaking of thick cookies, the colder the dough is when it enters the oven the thicker your cookies will be.


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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