Monday, June 1, 2009

I was on t.v.!

And I won a cookie bake-off! You can see the video clip here. As background, a local t.v. station had viewers send in their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes which they were then going to compile on their website, but they decided it would be fun if they had about five viewers come on t.v. and do a bake-off. They liked the sound of my recipe and invited me to be one of the five contestants, and I won! Here is the lovely prize package that I got:

It's a little hard to see, but I got two really nice cookie sheets, collapsible measuring cups, a new liquid measure, a silicone baking mat from Sur la Table (how did they know I just ran out of parchment paper?), a battery-operated flour sifter, and a Martha Stewart's Cookies cookbook. Woohoo!

The downside to this has been the fact that it has seriously distracted me from blogging--that and the fact that I've been out of town A LOT lately. So, in hopes that it will make up for how silent I've been lately, I give you my winning cookie recipe. But wait! There's more! I messed around with the recipe after I submitted it and found a few extra things I like to do to make these cookies even more delicious, and I'm only sharing them with Baking Becca readers. All two of you out there. ;) So, here is my new and improved recipe for Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies, a Baking Becca exclusive:

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks butter
2 eggs
½ t. vanilla
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. bread flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
¾ t. salt
1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Allow one stick of butter to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, and melt the other stick. Cream butter for two minutes. Add vanilla and sugar and cream another minute or two or until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. Blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Drop by tablespoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each dough ball with some ground sea salt. Bake for 8-10


Lindsay said...

Oh YES...I am so excited to try these. And what a fun basket to win. You seriously were so cute and just PERFECT up on TV!!

Mark and Mandi said...

You looked amazing on tv!!! I am so proud. Way to go cute becca!

Ruth Mannion said...

Congratulations to you! That is so fun.

Holly and Ryan said...

WAY TO GO!!! Ryan and I got to watch you yesterday (on the computer). You did so good on TV. Thanks for the winning recipe. I would never have thought about sea salt on top.

Lindsay said...

Hey you! It was fun watching you on TV -- err, my computer, I mean. You looked fabulous! :) And congrats on winning! I am definitely going to have to try these.

Becky said...

holy cow girl! this is so cool. you rock! i need to try these. and i can't wait to see all the yummy recipes in that book.

i have it too and need motivation to bake out of it. there are so many good ones i don't know where to start!

Julie said...

YUM! Thanks so much for posting these! You were wonderful on TV! Congratulations!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

That is so cool, Becca! I love your gift basket, too. :)

Sam and Heidi said...

Well, you look great and you carry yourself so well on tv. Maybe Baking Becca will transition someday from a blog to a regular TV show! I remember the recipe, of course, but I will be sure to try it again with your added yumminess--after my diet (still losing baby weight). I watched this with Reyn while he was eating dinner--mistake--now he's done eating dinner because he wants a cookie. According to him, your cookies won by appearance too.
love you,

Becca and Peter said...

Ah, thanks everyone! I owe you all a cookie. Heidi, I miss you! Tell Reyn I'll feed him all the cookies he wants whenever you're in town!

The Loveridge Family said...

That is soooo cool won!!! You always have been a fabulous baker!! You looked great on TV too!!!

Valerie said...

Congrats!!!! I've copied the recipe to try out soon. I can't wait.