‘The Morning Show’ celebrates National Homemade Cookie Day



We decided to put “The Morning Show” anchors to the test on National Homemade Cookie Day.

Lena, Richard, Jennifer and Bruce each brought homemade cookies on Tuesday morning, and we had a taste test with room manager Freddie.

He praised the four!

Watch the video above to see his reactions.

And we’ve included the recipes below if you want to try them out.

Jennifer’s family recipe

For her family’s “famous” cookies, Jennifer says you should follow the directions on the back of a Tollhouse brand chocolate chip bag, but add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of chocolate chips to the milk.

She admits there’s another secret ingredient in the family recipe, but she doesn’t spill the beans on that one.

Bruce’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies

2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon of salt
1½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract

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Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixing bowl until blended. Stir in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually incorporate the flour mixture.

Use a rounded tablespoon and place it on a non-stick baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes (the edges should be firm).
Let cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes.
Remove and place on baking paper and let cool further. When completely cool, top with Cream Cheese Frosting ***.
*** Note – cream cheese frosting may spoil and should be refrigerated

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

½ cup unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces Cream Cheese
4 cups of icing sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Beat softened cream cheese until blended
Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

Richard’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Richard says innovation in cookie cooking is up to you. But here’s a basic cookie recipe, courtesy of livewellbakeoften.com to get you started – now let your imagination run wild.

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Soft and chewy oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are filled with oats, chocolate chips and incredibly soft and chewy. These cookies are easy to make and delicious!

1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of baking soda
little spoon of salt
½ cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
½ cup (100 grams) brown sugar
cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1½ cup (150 grams) old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup (190 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Put aside.
  • In a separate large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar for about 1 to 2 minutes or until combined. Stir in egg and vanilla extract, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined. Stir in oatmeal, then chocolate chips until just combined. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Using a 1.5 to 2 tbsp cookie scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, making sure to leave a little space between each. Bake in separate batches (keep other batch of cookie dough in refrigerator while first batch bakes) at 350 ° F for 10 to 13 minutes or until tops of cookies are set.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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    Lena’s turtle cookies

    Lena says she’s not a baker so she sticks to a super simple recipe!

    She used Nestlé Tollhouse’s recipe for her turtle cookies! It was super simple and only took about 12 minutes to cook.

    The key to making the perfect cookie with a gooey center is making sure you remove it from the cookie pan and place it on a platter to cool properly. If you let them cool on the same baking sheet you baked them on, the bottom will be scorched and the center won’t be so gooey.

    Happy National Homemade Cookies Day!

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