Dessert Recipe for The 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

The best chocolate chip cookies in the world, and Sugarwater Ranch by Stephanie Berget!

Jumbo Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

41/4 cups King Arthur unbleached all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

3 sticks butter (Land O Lakes or another premium brand. It makes a difference!)

11/4 cups sugar

11/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons Vanilla (yes, you read that me)

1 12 ounce pkg chocolate chips (I urge you to use Ghirardelli, it makes a difference)

Heat oven to 375. Put your 3 sticks of butter into your mixing bowl and stick in the oven while it preheats. Leave in until the sticks are halfway melted (about 5 minutes). Don't know why this makes them so yummy, but it does.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder in medium bowl and set aside. Add sugars to your butter (use a hot pad until the bowl cools down) Mix until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until well mixed, then add Vanilla and mix. Gradually add flour mixture until well blended. Add chocolate chips.

Drop 1/4 cup balls onto cookie sheet covered in foil. ( you can make them smaller, just adjust your cooking time) Bake for 9-12 minutes. Only until the they are slightly golden brown. These are chewy, so don't overcook. My oven cooks fast, so I only cook for nine minutes. Let stand for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.

Sugarwater Ranch by Stephanie Berget Stephanie Berget  Sugar Water Ranch  Book Cover Bullrider Sean O’Connell’s life is perfect, or it was until his partying lifestyle affects his riding ability. Now he’s ended the season too broke to leave the Northwest for the warm southern rodeos. When a wild night with his buddies gets out of hand, he wakes up naked, staring into the angry eyes of a strange woman. His infallible O’Connell charm gets him nowhere with the dark-haired beauty. It’s obvious she’s not his usual good-time girl, so why can’t he forget her? Catherine Silvera finds a waterlogged, unconscious cowboy freezing to death in front of her uncle’s Sugarwater Bar. She saves his life—then runs faster than a jackrabbit with a coyote on its tail. Any man who makes his living rodeoing is bad news, especially if he thinks partying is part of the competition. He’s everything she doesn’t want in a man, yet she shake her attraction to the rugged cowboy. Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Stephanie donated a PB copy of Sugarwater Ranch with a keychain to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho to city parents, I was a horse lover from the day I first watched My Friend Flicka. I began writing after I read a rodeo romance in which the romance was good, but the rodeo and horse information was so wrong.... I thought, how hard can it be to write a book? Five years and thousands of hours of study and writing, I know how hard it is. Writing well is just as hard to do well as it is to do anything well. I write Contemporary Rodeo Romance with a touch of magic. It's Romance with a Rodeo flair.

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