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My absolute fav chocolate chip cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar1 whole egg 1 egg yolk1 tbsp. vanilla extract2 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. baking soda2 cups milk chocolate chips (or 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1 cup m&m's)Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugars until combined (about 2 minute). Add in vanilla and egg + yolk. Whisk until smooth (about 30 seconds).Add flour, salt, and baking soda to the bowl- stir together with a spatula or wooden spoon until there are no streaks of flour. Fold in the chocolate until evenly distributed.Using a 1 1/2 T cookie scoop (or two spoons), drop dough 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 11-13 minutes (cookies will look underdone, and bottoms will be barely golden). Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Easy Cheese Danishes

2 packages crescent rolls
Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, softened1 tsp. lemon juice2 T. sugar2 T. sour cream
Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar1 T. softened butter1 T. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.Remove crescent roll dough from can- pinch at seams to create one sheet. Pick a shape for your danish.Round danish:Cut each package into 8 strips. Repeat with second container.With each strip of dough, twist it loosely then wrap around itself. Use thumbs to create an indent in the center for the filling.Square danish:Cut each sheet into 8 squares. Fold corners towards the center, use thumb to create an indent.        3.  Filling: Combine all ingredients in stand mixer or with hand mixer until smooth.
      4. Put a dollop of filling in the center of each danish.
      5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden.
      6. While danishes are cooling, combine all icing ingredients in a bowl until smooth. When cool, drizzle with icing.

Green Chile Egg Bake

12 large eggs1/2 cup flour1 t. baking powder1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. garlic powder1/2 t. onion powder1/4 t. lemon pepper2 cups cottage cheese2.5 cups shredded cheese3 T.  butter, melted8 oz diced roasted green chiles (I prefer 505 Southwestern brand, comes in a jar)Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13" dish with cooking spray.Beat eggs for 3 minutes on medium-high speed of stand mixer (or just 3 minutes by hand).Combine flour, BP, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and lemon pepper in a small bowl. Stir flour mixture into eggs. Add remaining ingredients (cheese, cottage cheese, butter, chiles), stir until well mixed.Bake for 35-40 minutes until set, let stand 10 minutes. Serve with salsa. Serves 12-15