Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been making these cookies for every event that calls for cookies for a while now. I have kept the secret long enough and feel like it’s time to share the wealth/the recipe. I promise you will love it, and so will your friends. Maybe a little too much. These cookies are magical. I am more popular when I take these cookies out in public. Maybe they make my hair look better, or they draw attention away from the fact that I wear the same 3 shirts in rotation, or maybe they are just daggum delicious. This recipe makes a lot of cookies. But don’t half it, just embrace the insane amount of delicious cookies you will be left with. You won’t be sorry. Neither will the people that live with you. Or anyone who comes in contact with you while you are with these cookies.

{The whole list of things you will need.}
1.25 cups granulated sugar
1.25 cups brown sugar
1.5 cups (3 sticks) softened butter
1.5 tablespoons vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups  flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 bags of chocolate chips (1 semi sweet and one dark)
Sea salt for topping

salted chocolate chip cookies

Mix together
1.25 cups granulated sugar
1.25 cups brown sugar
1.5 cups (3 sticks) softened butter
1.5 tablespoons vanilla
2 eggs

salted chocolate chip cookies

Add
4 cups  flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

salted chocolate chip cookies

mix in 2 bags of chocolate chips.
I use one bag of semi sweet, and one bag of dark chocolate.

salted chocolate chip cookies

Chill in the fridge for one hour.
place next to the kale or other veggies to make your life feel a little more balanced
salted chocolate chip cookies

preheat your oven to 350.
scoop cookies out in your desired size.
I make them small so that I can eat more than one or two or three without feeling that bad about it.
if you make them bigger, you’ll have to cook them longer.  (shocking I know.)
add 2 or 3 grains of sea salt to each cookie.

salted chocolate chip cookiesbake to perfection, about ten minutes and enjoy. 🙂
Let me know if you try it!

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saw something on pinterest once (so many of my sentences start this way…sigh)
It said stressed is desserts spelled backwards.
That’s true. But I am not sure it applies to me.
I wish I only ate dessert when I was stressed.
Wait, not I don’t. I love desserts.
Namely cookies.
Not a lot of things make me happier than a large warm chocolately cookie.
Seriously, ask my husband. I have a problem.
Well, I wouldn’t necessarily call it that. My extra ten pounds might though.

Forging onward,
Last week was AWESOME.
We got to see Kristin and Brian, (my brother and sister in law) and our sweet niece Illy on Monday and Tuesday.
Then, Brandon’s parents, his brother Jordan, Kristin, and Illy all came back on Sunday for Judah’s dedication at church.
The thing is, this week has been stressful. And in light of how awesome last week was, it’s been quite a bummer.
So what do you blog about when life is stressful and you don’t really feel like talking about that
or about anything else for that matter?

{Image via thenatos.com and so is the recipe, so if you are going to pin this, go there and do it from the source pleeeeaaasssse. Thanks.}

{Image via thenatos.com and so is the recipe, so if you are going to pin this, go there and do it from the source pleeeeaaasssse. Thanks.}

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I would be lying if I said these cookies weren’t delicious. They are soft and gooey, and if you do it right and scoop them huuuuge (like ice cream scooper huge) onto the pan, they can be your breakfast. And perhaps your lunch,
and maybe even your dinner.

You’re gonna need…..
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs vanilla
1/2 tsp ground coffee
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

 here’s what you do:

in kitchen aid (if you have one congratulations, if you don’t, no biggie), cream butter and sugar together.

add vanilla, coffee, chili powder, salt and soda. mix on speed 2 until incorporated.

add egg and mix.

add flour and cocoa and mix.

then add chocolate chips. (I use semi sweet cause I love them but any kind will do I suppose)

 scoop them big onto the pan. big.

 bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
They will still be a tad gooey but if you let them sit for a bit on the pan they will cook a bit more.

So here’s to a lot of prayer and a few one big cookie really turning this week around.
Enjoy.

Scones

I love this recipe. It is one of my favorite go-to breakfast treats for special occasions like the Olympics or the royal wedding or baby showers or if we have company or if it’s Saturday or Tuesday. I originally got the recipe a few years ago from Erica and it is really a gem plus I almost always have all the ingredients on hand (except the whipping cream) which is the only thing that keeps me from making these daily. The recipe below is for chocolate chip scones (my personal fave) but you can use other mix ins, I have done butterscotch and white chocolate cranberry too.

First things first, collect your ingredients.

2 cups flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 cup whipping cream (if dough is crumbly & too dry, knead in a tiny bit more cream until right consistency is reached)

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add chocolate chips. Blend in whipping cream with a fork or spatula

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When mixed, turn out onto a floured surface and knead several times. Pat into a circle and either slice into triangles or use cookie cutters.

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Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 11 to 13 minutes and enjoy!

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homemade strawberry julius.

It’s summer! Everyone loves strawberries especially in the summer, so here is a super quick recipe for one of my personal middle school mall strolling faves.

1 1/2 cups strawberries. no greens.

3/4 cup water

1 egg white.

1 tbsp. of one of God’s greatest creations.

1/4 cup of your favorite sugar or sugar substitute, and 2 cups of ice.

blend and enjoy 🙂