This post makes me so happy.
And for so many reasons. For one, I'm just in an excellent mood. I'm finally not sick! And these cookies represent that. They are the first thing I've made since the dreadful epidemic of '14. And that means that I can finally get back to some regularly scheduled baking and blogging. I really love organization and schedules and regularity [because I'm weird like that], so this makes me happy. Also, the whole not feeling-like-I've-been-hit-by-a-bus-that-backed-up-and-rolled-over-me - that's also really good. Not the feeling, the fact that the feeling has gone away. I'm confusing myself.
Also, last night, I went out to dinner with a good friend of mine and it just made for an excellent night. Going out to eat is basically my favorite thing in the universe after my nephews & niece and pizza, so I loved it. Bottomless chips with salsa, blackberry iced tea and the best quesadillas of my life made me a very happy camper. And then I decided to order the $6 slice of cheesecake for dessert. LOVED it. It was excellent and they even drizzled some homemade strawberry sauce on the plate [I usually hate any kind of fruity sauces with my cheesecake] which paired really well with the cheesecake.
My night just kept getting better.
Because I came home to cookies. Coming home to cookies is one of the best feelings in the world. The only thing that is better than coming home to cookies is waking up to doughnuts [because waking up is so hard and you just need a doughnut to get through it]. I'm rambling a lot today. But anyway! Cookies make me think of things I'm obsessed with [pizza, smoothies, these blog content planners - love love love!] because I'm obsessed with cookies. I've tried to think of something and, in terms of all desserts at least, you just can't beat a classic chocolate chip cookie with a big glass of milk. Always makes me hungry!
Since chocolate chip cookies are so great, I really think you should try out my recipe for the Ultimate Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies. Because, really. The only way to make a chocolate chip cookie better? Make it deep dish! These are the thickest, chewiest cookies ever and I absolutely adore them. Simple, easy classic and fun! What more could you want? And I have to say, it felt so great to just go down into my kitchen and bake a batch of cookies, photograph them and then eat one [who am I kidding? - at least three].
Modern twist on a classic. That's how I roll.
Ultimate Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes Yield: 2-1/2 dozen large cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Very lightly grease a muffin top pan; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch and mix just until combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Press tablespoonfuls of dough into each cavity on the prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool for 5 minutes in pan then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Massive cookies are of one life's little pleasures.