Friday, September 12, 2014

Recommended with Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't usually care for cookies, not often, at least.  On Sunday, though, I got a hankering for a soft, wonderful chocolate chip cookie.  Because I'm an adult with a kitchen, I realized I could make them myself instead of going out to buy them, and so I did!

I Googled "the best chocolate chip cookie" and landed on Handle the Heat and the "Ultimate Guide Chocolate Chip Cookies" Tessa has published there.  (Check it out, she's got some really valuable information on her blog!)  The recipe she uses in her guides is just the regular one from Toll House, so that's what I used, too.  I guess the recipe isn't all the earth shattering, but seeing my cookies come out beautiful and perfect and biting into the most wonderful chocolate chip cookie I'd ever made was pretty awesome.  Cooking them on airbake sheets with nonstick aluminum foil underneath allowed them to slide right off of the pan, which was a very nice surprise.  And just look at how gorgeous the cookie bottoms are!

A perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies : Lindsay Eryn

 By the way, do you know how to make cookies ...less sweet?  That's the only thing I would change about the batch I made.  Call me crazy, but I wish they were less sweet.
Recommended with Chocolate Chip Cookies...
 Look at this amazing flower.

Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix!  My BFF and I watched this so much during our senior year of college.

This short article from Darling Magazine is about creating visions for your future and following through.  I want to be someone who never stops bettering myself and who never stops moving forward.  What about you?

I went to the Yellow Daisy Festival last weekend and saw lots of beautiful and great things by independent artists and craftsmen.  One of my favorites from the trip was this funny clock by Humorous Clocks.

I came across this bag two weeks ago, loved it instantly, and was crushed when I found out it's from 2012 and is no longer available.


  1. Ummm...add less sugar? :) or if you're worried that will change the texture too much, replace it with brown sugar or replace a portion of it with brown sugar. The molassesy bitterness counters the sweetness a bit in my opinion. Although, replacing it with brown sugar will also change the texture...depends if you want perfect flavor or perfect texture. If you want both you'll need to try out different recipes probably.

    1. Thanks! I'm not a baker, so I need all the help I can get! :D

  2. Yes to the less and/or brown sugar; even a quarter or half cup can make a difference. I really like the texture of brown sugar vs. white in my cookies. Other ideas: I like to add cinnamon; it cuts the sweetness and adds a nice flavor dimension. Also, try semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. Or ... a new recipe! You might just have found a particularly sweet one.


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