Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Giveaway!

by cakeduchess on December 8, 2010 · 77 comments

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Have you ever heard of Tate’s Bake Shop? If you haven’t, let me tell you ALL about this fabulous company! Tate’s Bake Shop is Southampton’s favorite bakery! Founder, owner and baker Kathleen King makes all of Tate’s baked goods from the finest ingredients, just the way she made them when she was 11-years old and first started selling cookies at her family’s farm stand.
Kathleen’s business has expanded a lot since then to include cakes, pies, crumbles and lots of cookies! She is well-known for her signature cookie; thin, buttery and crispy, they are among her best-sellers along with her sour cream coffee cake and pecan pie that she ships all over the country.

Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine, in a 50-brand taste-test, voted Tate’s #1—the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in America. Tate’s has also been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as in the Washington Post, New York Post, and InStyle.
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In her new book, Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook, with a forward by Ina Garten, Kathleen shares her best-selling recipes and more. Her cookbook is “full of classic, crowd-pleasing American desserts, all made with good fresh ingredients.” According to Kathleen, “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, so they’re perfect for the busy holiday season when baked goodies are in high demand.”
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I was very so excited that Tate’s Bake Shop generously sent me a cookbook and a gift pack of cookies along with an extra to give away to one of my dear readers! The cookies that they sent me did not last very long here! The cookbook is fabulous full of delicious breads, cookie recipes, cakes, brownies…I think I will have to try every recipe!  
I had to try Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. My mom happens to make THE best chocolate chip cookies. I had to see how their recipe was. Now this recipe is not like my mom’s recipe. Mom’s cookies are soft and very fluffy. Tate’s chocolate chip cookie is flatter and crispier. When I pulled the first tray out of the oven my hubby asked, “What happened to your cookies?” And then he tried one. And then the kids lined up. WOW! These cookies are amazing. Truly amazing! The center stays a little soft and the edges have this irresistible crisp.
These are the cookies we are leaving for Santa this year (sorry mom!! I still love your cookies the best!Winking smile)
Santa will be extra happy with this treat. He may not leave and stay for more!

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One winner (U.S. only, please) will receive a gift pack that includes Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies along with a cookbook.

To enter leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite holiday sweet treat is.
For extra entries – leave a separate comment for each:

-Become a fan of Tate’s Bakeshop on Facebook.
-Tweet the giveaway.
-Follow my blog through Google Friends or on Facebook or both!
-Like my page on Facebook.
Giveaway ends Sunday night (Dec. 12th) at midnight EST time.
Tate’s generosity doesn’t end there! They have also given me a 15% off discount code to share with you {“cookie”} good through December 31st on all on-line orders.

Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 4 1/2 dozen three-inch cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose pour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanila
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets or line them with Silpat.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add the water and vanilla. Mix the ingredients until they are just combined.
  4. Add the eggs and mix them lightly. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Don’t overmix the dough.
  5. Drop the cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets using two tablespoons or an ice cream scoop. (*I did do an ice-cream scoop and they ended up TOO big!I then dropped them with a tablespoon size. PERFECT size!)
  6. Bake them for 12 minutes or until the edges and centers are brown. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by and being a part of this incredible giveaway!

{ 77 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels December 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Don’t include me in your giveaway, I just want to comment and say hi! Haha, I laughed at your husband’s reaction to the cookies, how funny! I tried a cookie scoop first too and oh my word they were massive. Your cookies look delicious! Now I’m so curious about your mom’s cookies, I want some!!! :)

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Lindsay December 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

My favorite holiday treat is ginger snaps!!

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Pretend Chef December 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

The chocolate chip cookies made by Tate’s Bake Shop sound just the way I like them, crisp! They look so delicious. I’m sure Santa will be grateful for a plate of these! Maybe if Santa still has room he’ll be willing to head our way and share some almond cookies with our family.

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Pretend Chef December 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I am a FOLLOWER and just love your blog!

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veggietestkitchen December 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I LOVE the look of these cookies. They are thin, which for some reason I am totally enamored by. It’s kind of like eating the crispy wonderful parts of a chocolate chip pancake, yes?

My favorite holiday sweet treat is shortbread. I am a real lover of the shortbread!!

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Kim - Liv Life December 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Beautiful cookies! I’ve never had or heard or Tate’s cookies, but their promotions are really working!
My favorite cookie is a Molasses Spice!

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Kim December 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Chocolate chip cookies. Okay, I’m drooling. One of my favorite holiday treats every year is a huge tie between pumpkin pie and sugar cookies. I go nuts for both.

Thank you for sharing this with us and the awesome giveaway! Now, off to like your page on Facebook.

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happywhennothungry December 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

These cookies look scrumptious! I just “Liked” you on Facebook too!

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BakingWithoutaBox December 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm

My favorite holiday treat is turtle candy. Pecans smothered in chocolate and caramel gets me every time.

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BakingWithoutaBox December 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I follow you on Twitter and Google Reader.

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BakingWithoutaBox December 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Tweeted the giveaway

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tamingthetart December 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Love gingerbread!

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M @ Betty Crapper December 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I love chocolate chip cookies.

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M @ Betty Crapper December 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I follow on GFC

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twicecookedhalfbaked December 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I have to say that it would be my grandmother’s raisin bars. These are wonderful and the only time we make this is at Christmas.

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A Little Yumminess December 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Love pecan pie! With ice-cream. Yum

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Sylvie - Gourmande in the Kitchen December 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I love Tate’s cookies. My favorite cookies all year round are chocolate chip cookies, but I guess for the holidays I like cookies with a little spice, like iced ginger cookies. Thanks for the giveaway, I’ll tweet about it too.

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Jennifer December 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I love mint cookies, whether they’re chocolate mint or straight peppermint, anything minty says the holidays to me.

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Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I’ve never tried a Tate!

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Chef Dennis December 8, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I love cookies!! Tates must be incredible, lately thats all I hear about!
Now all I have to do is find some to try
Thanks for having such a great giveaway, I mean who doesn’t love cookies!
Cheers
Dennis

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Lindsey December 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I love sugar cookies during the holidays! They are always so fun to decorate and wonderfully festive!

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cookingwithchrissy December 8, 2010 at 11:58 pm

These look incredible!

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foodwanderings December 9, 2010 at 1:03 am

Liked Tate’s FB page and I like you and follow you all over the universe also I am cookie challenged or better yet don’t really bake many cookies but wish to to go with my tea..so I am the perfect candidate to get thei fabulous book!! Bye now got to get dinner ready! :)

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claire December 9, 2010 at 1:06 am

my boyfriend’s name is tate! I love peppermint bark… Keeping my fingers crossed and I hope you are having a great Holiday!

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Kimberly December 9, 2010 at 1:08 am

My favorite holiday sweet treat is my mom’s chocolate eclair cake … it’s sinful!

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Sandra December 9, 2010 at 1:15 am

Tate’s has been all over the blogs lately and I’d love to win the giveaway. I’m liking them and you on Facebook. Sugar cookies are my holiday favorites.

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Ali Grace December 9, 2010 at 1:58 am

I love these Cranberry date bars my mom makes. Yum!!

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Heather Lynne December 9, 2010 at 2:25 am

My favorite holiday treat is peppermint bark or linser cookies.

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Trish December 9, 2010 at 3:36 am

I love Tate’s cookies. I am so glad you gave the cookie recipe here because I need to make a better chocolate chip cookie. Hmm…for favorite holiday treat I would have to say eggnog cookies :0

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Carole December 9, 2010 at 5:35 am

My favorite Christmas treat is a Slovakian apricot cookie; the recipe has been handed day through generations.

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Carole December 9, 2010 at 5:38 am

I “liked” Tate’s Bakeshop on FB.

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Carole December 9, 2010 at 5:39 am
Carole December 9, 2010 at 5:41 am

I already follow/like you on FB. :-)

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Carole December 9, 2010 at 5:42 am

I follow your blog via GFC. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Thomas Andrew December 9, 2010 at 5:55 am

I always loved my grandmas chocolate chip cookies around the holiday.

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Janie aka Jane, Juana December 9, 2010 at 7:56 am

My favorite sweet treat are my sugar cookies and my pumpkin roll………

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Amy Bakes Everything December 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

I’ve never had these, but they look like they could become my favorite holiday treat!

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Sommer J December 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Mexican Wedding Cakes!

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Paula - bell'alimento December 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

My favorite holiday treat is Panettone! And sugar cookies, and fudge and divinity and LOL

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Paula - bell'alimento December 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I like you on Facebook!

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Monet December 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I just received my package in the mail yesterday, and I made their carrot muffins. So very good! Your cookies look great! Thanks for sharing with us, sweet woman!

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Caitlin December 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Decorated Sugar Cookies! Basic, but I can’t do Christmas without it!

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Emily December 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm

What a great giveaway! My favorite holiday treats are anything that combine peppermint and mocha… obviously I’m loving the peppermint mocha lattes from Starbucks and any cakes or cookies inspired by it :)

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Magic of Spice December 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Those cookies look amazing…love soft but crunchy edged cookies…Nice giveaway :)
I am pretty sure I follow you everywhere ;)

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Erin December 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm

My grandma makes these little Russian tea cakes around the holidays. I could probably eat about 2 dozen of them… O_o

glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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Green Girl @ A little bit of everything December 10, 2010 at 4:38 am

your chocolate chip cookies sound and look so good.
my favorite cookie this time of the year except all the cookies is gingerbread house
hope you’re having a wonderful week

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adventuresomekitchen December 10, 2010 at 7:51 am

those are some super-fine looking crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies! My husband’s family name is Tate! How nice to know someone with the same name is baking his favorite cookie!

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Jamie December 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Oh you can add me to the giveaway: I’d love to have these sent to my mom who is stuck at home recuperating from a back injury :-( The cookies look fabulous and so does that book!

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momgateway December 13, 2010 at 1:44 am

Gingerbread cookies are my favorite! I’d love to try more cookie recipes form her cookbook!

momgateway@gmail.com

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Lindsay December 13, 2010 at 2:07 am

mexican wedding cake cookies. how can you go wrong with pecans & powdered sugar?!

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Lindsay December 13, 2010 at 2:08 am

i follow you on twitter

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thedailycraic December 13, 2010 at 2:09 am

I loooove Snickerdoodle cookies around the holidays!

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Lindsay December 13, 2010 at 2:09 am

I re-tweeted the giveaway!

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thedailycraic December 13, 2010 at 2:12 am

I also tweeted @thedailycraic!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:20 am

I’ve always ‘liked’ you.

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:20 am

I’ve always ‘liked’ you.

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:20 am

I’ve always ‘liked’ you.

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:20 am

I’ve always ‘liked’ you.

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:21 am

And now I ‘like’ Tate’s too!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:21 am

And now I ‘like’ Tate’s too!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:21 am

And now I ‘like’ Tate’s too!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:21 am

And now I ‘like’ Tate’s too!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

I make a lot of cookies for the holidays but love my grandmother’s recipe for Pecan Butter Balls the best followed by my recipe for Molasses cookies; they just smell like Christmas!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

I make a lot of cookies for the holidays but love my grandmother’s recipe for Pecan Butter Balls the best followed by my recipe for Molasses cookies; they just smell like Christmas!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

I make a lot of cookies for the holidays but love my grandmother’s recipe for Pecan Butter Balls the best followed by my recipe for Molasses cookies; they just smell like Christmas!

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Barbara l Vino Luci Style December 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

I make a lot of cookies for the holidays but love my grandmother’s recipe for Pecan Butter Balls the best followed by my recipe for Molasses cookies; they just smell like Christmas!

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Elizabeth December 13, 2010 at 2:24 am

I love Tate’s!!! My fave holiday treat may be chocolate peppermint bark cookies.

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Elizabeth December 13, 2010 at 2:25 am

Liked you on Facebook

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Elizabeth December 13, 2010 at 2:26 am

Became a fan of Tate’s on Facebook

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Elizabeth December 13, 2010 at 2:29 am
Elizabeth December 13, 2010 at 2:30 am

Added you to my Google reader!

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Molly Mescall December 13, 2010 at 2:40 am

one of my favorite holiday treats is a new one- pumpkin nut muffins – a recipe of Martha Stewart’s that my sister has perfected! along with some maple butter- SO delicious!

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Emily R. December 13, 2010 at 2:44 am

My favorite holiday sweet treat are my mother’s caramel pecan sticky rolls, we have them for Christmas morning every year.

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Emily R. December 13, 2010 at 3:10 am

I tweeted the giveaway from @poodle_power

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Emily R. December 13, 2010 at 3:13 am

I just liked your page on Facebook

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Aya December 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I had date balls once before and I really liked it.

These cookies look so yummy. I just bookmarked.

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WhatsForDinner December 18, 2010 at 7:27 am

My favorite treat is Christmas Sugar Cookies. Thank you for the giveaway!!!
http://whatsfordinner-momwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/

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