My Favorite


Have you ever had a kitchen tool that you just fell in love with from Day 1?  There are a lot of tools and gadgets that make life in the kitchen so much easier.  From collapsible measuring cups to commercial ovens – they are all designed to make kitchen life easier and less complicated.

I love my stand mixer.  I burned up a lot of hand held mixers until I realized that spending the money and purchasing a stand mixer would be more cost effective and a lot easier.  Plus, it can whip up egg whites in no time!  As much as I love my stand mixer though, it’s not my favorite kitchen tool.

I have some really good, really sharp knives.  It is so nice to be able to slice through just about anything like slicing through butter.  Unfortunately, they also slice fingers easily, as well.  I really enjoy them, but they aren’t my favorite.

My very favorite kitchen tool is my rolling pin.IMG_1405

It is all one piece – so there is nothing to break.  It fits my hands perfectly and is just the right size and weight.  It is one of those tools that, after years of use, it becomes like an extension of my arms and hands.

I make lots of cookies and this is my go – to tool.  Rolling pins like this one are found in lots of places – just about anywhere kitchen tools are sold.

And I know – I know – just because I love it doesn’t mean that you will.  (Even though I think you will, if you give it a chance)  What is YOUR favorite kitchen tool?

Now, get out those rolling pins and give this wonderfully simple, delicious cookies a try!  They taste like a cross between a cookie and a brownie…YUM!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

3 cups self rising flour

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup cocoa


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix butter, sugar until light and fluffy.


Add eggs, vanilla and cocoa.


Gradually add flour and mix until smooth.


Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for about an hour.


Roll out cookie dough on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.


Cut into whatever shape you’d like.  Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes.


These cookies are great just like they are.  If you’d like, make a cookie sandwich by adding a little frosting between two cookies.  So good!


Until next time!

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