March 30

I’m in the mood to cook today! Actually, I really love to cook/bake when I have time for it. During the school year, during the week it becomes a chore, something I have to rush home and do every day. Thankfully my husband is easy and is always up for last minute take out or a frozen pizza if I am just not in the mood, but for some reason I don’t really like doing that. I grew up in a traditional household, I feel like I am supposed to make dinner every night.

Last year, for the 5 months I was home during COVID, I got into the habit of making lunch and dinner every day. In addition to the ridiculous amount of baking I was doing. This week I have jumped right back in with the 2 meals a day and more baking.

This winter I was on the hunt for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I love a good, warm chocolate chip cookie. I think I finally found it. Today is my 3rd batch. I bake some and freeze others in cookie balls so that we can easily pop them in the oven when we are in the mood.

Here is the recipe if you want to try them out. By the way, the recipe says it makes 12 cookies. I used my small cookie scoop and got 39 cookies out of this recipe and they bake to a normal sized cookie. Not sure how big those 12 cookies were…

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter melted

(whisk these all together)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

(add these 2 and whisk again)

Sift in 1 and 1/4 cup of flour and 1 teaspoon baking soda

fold together and then fold in 8 ounces of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Bake at 350 for 12+ minutes depending on your oven

So good!

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