Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good Thursday Morning to everyone!

How is your week going thus far? Mine has been going rather quickly actually. Can’t complain about that! Makes the weekend come faster.

Ever heard of Christmas in July?

Well I got Christmas in August.

I would just like to say that I have the best boyfriend in all of the land (ok, yes I did just say “in all of the land”, but maybe that is because he make me feel like a princess ;-) ).

He found this sale on Onieda.com. Holy frekkin’ moly! Talk about getting things for dirt cheap. He is such a good deal finder. Just like me actually haha.

We are very careful with our money so that we can spend it on things we want, we ended up getting like 8 or 9 boxes of new kitchen stuff sent to us for like $100 bucks and it was free shipping. I mean literally 8-9 larger boxes.

I mean from plates, to utensils, to pots and pans, storage containers for food, cake stands, you name it. They had it on sale.

We got A TON of great containers for the new kitchen that we are going to have. I love having organized things. It is a sickness really. I mean like love organization.

Patrick always makes fun of me for it, but I’ll tell you what, it helps me keep my life in order. Otherwise I would be all over the place…and just something about marking something out on a list makes me feel so good. :-)

Anyways, so not only did we score big time on the kitchen stuff but guess what?? (no, not chicken butt Patrick)

Patrick bought my a KitchenAid Mixer with the glass bowl and it is candy apple red. AHHH!!!! I cannot even tell you how excited I am about this.

I told him not to buy it, seeings how we just bought a house and all haha. He went ahead anyways!

I have watched my mom with here KitchenAids since I was a little girl and now that I am going to have one of my own?? I am just beyond ecstatic.

Needless to say, I am completely spoiled.

Somehow I think that is exactly how Patrick wants it to be though. He seems to spoil me every chance he gets.

I am taking him out to dinner tomorrow night to thank him for all the goodies.

Think about it though…think about all the amazing things I am going to be able to share with you now that I have that amazing mixer.

Like these cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple. I think that it is one of those cookies that just about everyone likes and it can be made in SO many different ways.

It is like going to a Dave Matthews Band Concert. You may have gone 15 times before, but I guarantee that the 16th time isn’t like any of the others. Any of you who have actually been to DMB, know what I am talking about ;-)

Adapted from this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup, or 2 sticks, salted butter – room temperature not melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 oz all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon small-medium coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cup semi- sweet Ghirardelli chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 360°

Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy. This takes about 3-4 minutes. Make sure it gets to a fluffy consistency before you continue.

Add both eggs in and vanilla and beat for additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is well combined.

Add in your chocolate chips until they are well distributed throughout the dough. (resist the need to eat half the batter – I failed at this)

This cookie batter is thick. Drop about 1 tablespoon of dough onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. The original recipe called for 2 tablespoons and that was a HUGE cookie.

Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges are nice and brown. Keep on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes after you remove from the oven and then pick the parchment paper up off of the cookie sheet and transfer to a cooling rack.

Let the cookies cool and then serve!

I will say that these cookies came out rather thin, and normally thin cookies are crispy and I am NOT a crispy cookie fan. Gooey and chewy is my cup of tea.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that these cookies while thin, had a chewy texture on the inside. I wouldn’t say that this was the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever had, but it was good enough to share with you all.

Like I said there are so many different variations of the chocolate chip cookie, we could make them all day and still come out with 12 different kinds of cookies.

Oh and I love my outfit today. Loving the colorful skirts right now.

I love dressing them up with button down shirts to make them look a little classier for work.

That way you can still have fun, but you aren’t dressing TOO crazy for work.

You can get skirts like this at like Charlotte Russe for super cheap. I think I got a couple of them for like less than $10 each.

There is that finding deals again ;-)

Hope you have a great end to your week!

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Comments

  1. How sweet of your boy friend! He deserves more chocolate chip cookies!
    Sexy skirt ;-)

  2. can never go wrong w/ sea salt & chocolate chips!!!

  3. My question to you, kiddo, is how do they compare to Mom’s chocolate chip cookies?

    Btw, next time you’re out here, remind me to take you down to the restaurant supply store and we’ll get some dishers for your cookies. I’ve got three now and they make cookie-making so much easier! :D

    • Come on Josh, you know the answer to that. Everything compared to Mom’s stuff is crap! haha Maybe once she gets older she will share some of her recipes with us ;-)

      OOOO that sounds like a blast. I think we might try to come out in the Fall if we can, but that will be so much fun! Have to send all the stuff back so I don’t have to take it on the plane! ha!

  4. I still haven’t gotten my candy apple red Kitchen Aid… one of these days! ;-) Your cookies look so yummy!

  5. Yes, that is a pretty darn good man! :) I love new kitchenware!! It’s so exciting! We’re such kitchen nerds. :) Pass me a cookie, please.

  6. ohh, I love all your funky new toys!! You also, can never go wrong with a great chocolate chip cookie … timeless but always delicious :)

  7. I’m so incredibly jealous.I want a stand mixerrr!!

  8. You are one lucky girl! My husband would not know the difference between a Kitchenaid and a kitchen sink. LOL! Patrick is awesome.. can he write a book to help my clueless hubby. :)

    I would love a glass bowl mixer like yours…. it’s such a beauty! Loving all your deals and those chocolate chip cookies…. how can I score some of those too. :)

    • Haha he does do pretty well. I will have to thank his mother for being the way he is because I am sure that she helped that out. He is a doll.

      It truly is a beauty, I am really excited to see how it shapes up. I am sure I will be in love!

  9. Awww your bf is so sweet – love your new kitchen utensils :)
    He deserves a huge batch of these cookies!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Wow! Amazing! I love getting special treats don’t you? Those cookies look lovely. I know that my husband always is thrilled when I give him sweet goods. Thank you for sharing~

  11. COOOOOOOKKKIES!!! And whoa, hot mama!!

  12. Love these choc chip cookies! I will have to try this version. I love new kitchen stuff, and just got a new bread pan:) Now I want a cake stand. I guess that I should talk to Monet.

    Have a wonderful TGIF!

  13. Chocolate chip cookies are indeed one of the classics that no household should be without. With one caveat; they have to be homemade. Store-bought are dry and dusty and the chips are hard. Congrats on the Kitchen aid, looks good with your skirt, too!

  14. What a sweet boyfriend you have spoiling you like that ;)
    Thse cookies turned out perfect ….chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite!
    And that is the cutest skirt ever… I like how you are continuing to add splashes pf color to your outfits :)

  15. How sweet is your boyfriend?! I love the candy apple red Kitchen Aid Mixer! Those cookies look so perfect…wish I had one right now! :)

  16. I love when chocolate chip cookies come out thin and crisp like that :)

  17. Regina@ cooking-with-mama.com says:

    Raven, so glad to hear about Christmas in August, you’re gonna have fun putting your new kitchen together! Those cookies look like the ones I make with the Toll House recipe on my site. Gotta try them next, thanks Regina

  18. I’ll trade you dozen for dozen?!!!
    And I’m LOVING that cute skirt!!

  19. That’s a gorgeous mixer! Yay for new kitchen supplies!! It’s so fun to use new things!

  20. What an exciting time! I love getting things in the mail and kitchen things make it that much better. Enjoy the kitchen aid. Your life will never be the same!

  21. Yay for new kitchen supplies! It really is like Christmas! Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect way to break that new mixer in!

  22. haha yaaaa DMB! If I had some of those chocolate chip cookies to tailgate with at a Dave Matthews concert I would be in heaven. And maybe a beer… :)

    I swear chocolate chippers never get old, its so fun trying new recipes, yours look delish! And soooo jealous of your kitchen aid! Love the apple red!

  23. I love organizing things too! And yay for classic chocolate chip cookies!

  24. Wow, you are a lucky girl to have all of those new kitchen toys! The cookies (and the skirt!) look very fun. Enjoy your new tools!

  25. how nice of your boyfriend to buy you a apple red KA! I can not wait to see what you’re gonna bake for us. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to check out the sale on Onieda :d

  26. What an amazing boyfriend! Love the skirt, so cute!

    I love a classic chocolate chip cookie, nothing better!

  27. The cookies sound fab!

  28. Love your skirt! I have been wanting to get my hands on one or five for awhile now, but haven’t had the chance. I wonder if they are still being sold there.

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