May 7

Spinning A Yarn: the start of the yarn in Churchville, USA

Church Cooks 2012 Winner!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World.

Spinning a yarn: To tell a story, especially one with distorted truths and exaggerations.    Each day the yarn will grown.   On this day on this site we will build a life and lives of people that live in a city called Chruchville, USA and belong to the Parish of St. Marta.  (Santa Marta – patron of cooks, she was the sister of Mary Magdalena. She happily cooked for Christ. She is also patron of entertaining.)  We will grow these charters to  have relationships, be married, have kids, jobs, activities, and most importantly cook.   The women of this parish compete daily trying to out do each other cooking and gathering recipes for the annual fundraiser, The Church Cook Book.  In this parish women are judged by the quantity and quality of the recipes they cook, share, and submit and the gossip never ends.   Churchville, USA will be filled with drama, food and fun.

This city will have a mission: “well behaved women rarely make history”

The Parish of St. Marta has a mission: “the best cook wins”

The men of the Parish of St. Marta have a mission: “eating the food and not always what their wife’s have cooked”

Join us in this yarn and submit a parish member to cook and share with us.


The winning recipe from 2012 Parish Of St Marta’s cook book cook off by Krissy Carpenter


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

Cream the butters and sugars until they are well mixed… ok to mix and mix and mix

Add to the sugar and butter

1/2 cup instant vanilla pudding or one small box


2 eggs

Mix until light a fluffy … this is where you can ix all day if you like mixing…

than add

1 tsp soda

21tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Mix in until well mixed … cannot over mix at this point but important well mix

Add the dry ingredients  be very careful not to over mix.

2 1/3 cups flour

1 cup rolled oats

11/2 cups Chip Semi Sweet

remember do not over mix dry ingredients

Bake at 325 if convection or 350 and rotate in the middle if possible


PS these cookies has caused all kinds of troubles as the other men in town just cannot get enough of them.





Posted May 7, 2013 by Kim Kalan in category Church Cooks