7 December 2010

Win, Win, Win...A Taste of New York from Tate's Bake Shop and Their Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe



Have you ever wanted to try something so much that it became an obsession? When I heard about Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies in magazines, newspapers and on television I had to try them. A rich, buttery, crispy chocolate chip cookie is one of my ultimate comfort foods.  Imagine my excitement when I was contacted by Tate's Bake Shop and given the opportunity to share these world class award winning treats with one lucky reader.

You can win a taste of New York by receiving a selection of baked cookies from Tate's Bake Shop as well as your very own copy of their new cookbook to bake your own renditions at home. Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa herself, has written the foreword for Kathleens cookbook. I can't wait to try more recipes from this baking-packed cookbook!

Just follow the instructions below. The givaway is open until midnight Sunday, December 12th so get your comments in to receive your package just in time for the holidays!!

I will announce the winner on the Monday.

Bite into a Tate's Bake Shop chocolate chip cookie and you'll quickly realize that butter is the not-so-secret ingredient. The thin, crispy, caramel-tasting treats are the signature product of Kathleen King's Southampton, New York, bakery... and the guilty pleasure of beach-bound Manhattanites, celebrity fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachael Ray... and cookie lovers around the country.


I love to hear these kind of success strories. Growing up on a Long Island farm, Ms. King began baking when she was "knee high to a grasshopper" and now, some four decades later, sells her confections in 40 States. In Brockville, Ontario there is a bake shop called Tait's that has a loyal following of it's own but Tate's in Southampton is actually named for Kathleen King's father who cultivated potatoes on his local farm. He is not a statuesque man at 4'11" and received the nickname "Little Tater". This was eventually shortened to just "Tate". That's how iconic Tate's (Bake Shop) was born as a tribute to Ms. King's father.

If you're looking for a cookbook to give as a gift this season, one with tried and true baked-good recipes, then the Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook is a good one for the bakers in your life. And the great news is you can save 15% when you order from http://www.tatesbakeshop.com/ by using the discount code "cookie" when you check out between now and December 31. As already mentioned I am looking forward to creating more recipes like Nutella Shortbread Sandwich Cookies, Warm Individual Chocolate Cakes, Mocha Pecan Muffins and Fresh Blueberry and White Chocolate Tart. As quoted from Amazon, "All the recipes in this book should take less time to make than it would to go to a store to buy a commercially prepared baked good," King says. Her fans have come to rely on her standards, and that's what they'll get: Lemon Pound Cake, Raspberry Squares and Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies are exactly the sort of time-tested delights King's loyal customers clamour for."

1)  To win this giveaway on More Than Burnt Toast browse through Tate's Website and leave a comment telling me which bakery item you would most love to have shipped to your door?

2)  For another entry "Like" Tate's on their Facebook Fan Page and let me know that you have done so by leaving a second comment.

3)  And just for fun leave me a third comment to let me know what new flavour you would love to see Tate's Bake Shop offer to its customers?

**This giveaway is open to readers from both Canada and the United States.

As a special treat here is their recipe for Tate's signature chocolate chip cookies from the cookbook...just in case you don't win.  Remember you can also order from their site in time for the holidays to get your fix too!!

**Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies**

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup salted butter, 2 sticks
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

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 Preheat oven to 350°F.

 Grease or line 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

 In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.

In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then add the water and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Add eggs to the butter mixture and mix them lightly. Stir in the flour mixture. When flour is mixed in, fold in the chocolate chips.

 Drop 2 tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough 2-inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Make sure the cookie sheets are well greased. I like to use parchment paper.

 Bake for 12-17 minutes for crispy cookies or until the edges and centers of the cookies are golden brown.  Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire racks.

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53 comments:

  1. Those raspberry squares look divine! I want those!

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  2. I think they should try a shortbread cookie! Love shortbread!

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  3. Oh the chocolate chip pie would be a wonderful item to be shipped to my home. I know it would be gone in five minutes if not sooner with all the chocolate lovers in my family.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  4. What a fantastic giveaway, Val! :-) I'd absolutely love the Sweet 6-Pack Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Cookies. Mmm, has me salivating just thinking of it. :-)

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  5. I would like the crumb cake!

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  6. I would like to see more dark chocolate offerings.

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  7. I want the Happy Birthday Party Box, obviously! That looks like so much fun!

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  8. I would love the assorted cookie box. The cookbook looks good as well.

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  9. I would definitely order the sour cream coffee cake! Divine!

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  10. What should they make? I would say either a cranberry orange loaf (their pumpkin loaf looks wonderful), or a chocolate cherry chunk cookie.

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  11. Exciting stuff! My Tate's review is going up this week. How awesome that you made the chocolate chip cookies! I need to try that recipe and see how close it comes to the ones they sent over!

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  12. Cool! More cookies to eat with hot tea and I am a happy camper!

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  13. I've made their cookie recipe, which is very good, but I would love to try the genuine article from their shop. And I've heard so many good things about their cookbook. What a nice giveaway, Val.

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  14. I would love to have their pecan pie, topped with vanilla ice cream!

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  15. I follow them on Facebook

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  16. i would love to see them offer peanut butter cookies!

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  17. I'm loving that chocolate filled cookies.

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  18. I think NikiTheo should win! Beautiful cottage... did you bake the cookies? I actually and honestly have never heard of them, until now... and no one does a better review than you do, Val!
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    Valerie

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  19. The whole wheat dark chocolate cookies sound awesome!

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  20. I didn't see anything mint in their offerings - they should definitely add a mint and chocolate product!

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  21. I would love the brownies or the breakfast sampler- both look delicious!

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  22. Whole wheat dark chocolate cookies would be the ones! I love the sound of the book, the story behind, and these gorgeous cookies. Yes, good, sweet butter is what makes all the difference. Have a good holiday season Val!

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  23. Too bad I'm not eligible to win, but I really want to try those cookies now!

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  24. OMG the oatmeal raising. I am addicted to Tate's...they are all good...every last crumb of those cookies...

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  25. I'd love the chocolate chip pie. Thanks!


    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  26. I would love the chocolate chip cookies with all that butter please! Thank you ;-) Mocha pecan muffins sound yummy too! I could go on all say!

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  27. I would want the cookie and bar tower. So many options!

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  28. I don't think I saw any M&M cookies or bars. Those would be delish!

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  29. I would love to try Tate's raspberry squares!

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  30. I would love to see Tate's offer a pb and choc. brownie!

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  31. ohhhh, sometimes those are best left not touching the lips...once on the lips, forever in the hips :)
    I stopped over and visited...that picture of those cookies were a nice welcome!

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  32. The crumb cake looks awesome!! I love crumb cake with more crumbs than cake haha!

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  33. I'd order the assorted squares--the brownies and raspberry squares both look so delish.

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  34. One can never have enough recipes to try out when it comes to choco chip cookies ;o)

    Good luck everyone!

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  35. I would love to have their Blondies!

    shelnew19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. I've never heard of Tate's. Where have I been! I would love to try the assorted bars. Scrumptious!

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  37. How have I never heard of Tate's?? I can trust you, Val, to be in the know on all things gourmet! I'd love it if a pecan pie showed up at my doorstep. I love pecan pie, but hate making pie crust. I've got to check out that book!

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  38. i choose chocolate. anything chocolate. bars, cookies, or pie just surprise me with chocolate.

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  39. comment2: i've 'LIKED' Tate's FB page as my bronte

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  40. comment3: howabout peanut butter chocolate chip

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  41. Yummy giveaway, Val! Just would love to have that cookbook! Those raspberry squares look fabulous...

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  42. Val I have never heard of them before. I would love to try an assortment of their cookies. They all look yummy.

    For a second entry I did 'Like' them on Facebook.

    The new flavor that I would like them to bake is a cookie with Skor Toffee Bits.

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  43. I would love to try the Assorted Squares Box so I could try all of their squares (Blondies, brownies etc..)

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. I would love to see Tate's make a lemon flavoured cookie.

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I would love to have some of the chocolate cookies Ina talks about in her new book - How Easy is That? I'm wondering if this recipe is the same as the cookies she used in her recipe. Now that would really be
    easy!

    Wonderful giveaway Val.
    Sam

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  46. The brunch sounds like something I would LOVE.....however; the assorted squares would be my choice so I could sample each one!!!

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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