March Baking Challenge
February’s baking challenge was on my Biscuit recipe, and I challenged you to have fun with your flavor combinations and variations. I LOVE just how creative you got with this challenge!
This month’s challenge recipe is…. BAKERY STYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! This recipe has become one of my most instantly popular recipes since I first started blogging in 2009. That makes me SO happy. I love how much we’re all obsessed with cookies.
This easy recipe produces thick cookies with golden brown edges and ooey gooey centers. It’s much simpler than my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. If you have the time to allow the dough to “marinate” for 24-72 hours, I would definitely suggest trying it! Though the chilling time isn’t required. I can’t wait to see even more of you guys make this recipe this month!
Find the Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe here. Watch the video below to get all my best chocolate chip cookie baking tips & secrets:
How to Get THICK Cookies:
There are more tips in the above video and the recipe post for these cookies, but here are some quick tips.
1. Make sure your butter is at a COOL room temperature (about 67°F).
2. If your dough is too warm when it enters the oven, the cookies will spread more. Try chilling or even freezing your dough while the oven preheats.
3. If you live in a humid climate or high altitude, you’ll likely need to add a few more tablespoons of flour.
Here’s how to participate in this challenge:
Step 1: Make a batch of Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Step 2: Take a photo of your cookies and share it before March 31st 11:59pm MT. You have TWO ways to share your photo to be eligible for the prize:
Upload your photo to your PUBLIC Instagram account and tag me @handletheheat AND use the hashtag #handletheheat
Share your photo inside my private Handle the Heat Facebook community. If you’re not already inside, click here to request access (you must answer the questions to join).
You can submit to one or the other, or to BOTH for two entries.
Note: If you’ve recently made the cookies, you can use that photo but you MUST POST IT DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH! Any other photos will not qualify for the prize.
Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one $75 Amazon gift card! No purchase necessary.
This is open to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon, I will purchase a digital gift card from your country’s Amazon website and email it to you.
The winner will be selected randomly; so don’t worry about taking a perfect picture. Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! I will message the winner via the platform they posted the photo on (Facebook or Instagram). If there’s no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge?
PS: The winner of the February challenge will be announced by the second week of March. Hopefully sooner, but we’re leaving for vacation soon!
I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)
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