I’m still trying to prove to my mother that I’m a domestic goddess, one who cooks every night–those yummy delicious meals that you see bobby and giada cooking up on the food network. So I volunteered for Mike and I to host Christmas Eve dinner. Seeing as how it’s our first Christmas as Mr & Mrs we thought, why not? It’s actually turning out to be a TON of fun, and we get to use all our new china, crystal, and silver (cause we fancy y’all). I have the decorating 100% under control, and Mike thank goodness has the cooking 100% under control– but don’t worry, I have every intention of telling anyone and everyone who will listen that I cooked it all myself, took 3 weeks off work to get ready to host 12 people at our house, and grew all the vegetables. Tonight was baking night. Were I was allowed to choose TWO treats to bake. Why only two? Perhaps because my husband is a kitchen nazi, or perhaps because he’s witnessed my tendencies to eat an entire bag of marshmellows and then complain about having a tummy ache, for days. I may have used my uber persuasive ways to convince him that in fact chocolate covered pretzels don’t count as baking, and cookies were a complete necessity (which they are). So my night- dipping pretzels in chocolate, making rice crispie treats (i have a thing for marshmellows), running to pilates, and coming home just in time to bake the most delicious chocolate chips cookies I have ever made. EVER.
These chocolate cookies are to DIE for. And since I’m in the holiday spirit, I’ll share the recipe instead of hoarding it and bringing these to every party and having people fawn all over my baking skillz.
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 tsb baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup butter (room temp), 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla & 2 cups chocolate chips.
* preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* in a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt with a wire whisk and set aside
* with a mixer, beat butter and both sugars until well blended
* beat in eggs and vanilla
* add four mixture in two additions until combined
* stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
* drop cookie dough 2in apart on a parchment covered cookie sheet
* bake for 8-10 minutes
***Tip- about half way through the baking time, sprinkle the reserved chocolate chips onto of the cookies. They look WAY cuter.