Monday, May 16, 2011

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

**Thank you for all your nice comments  on my Red Velvet Krispie Treats. Everyone seemed to like them.  :)
Nothing beats a perfect chocolate chip cookie and these are my FAVORITE recipe that I found on Georgia's blog, The Comfort of Cooking. These cookies always come out crispy at the edges, but chewy in the middle. They have the perfect amount of sweetness and I am always happy when I take a bite out of one :) The recipe is at the end of this post.

Now, onto this tag.

I found it online and figured, why not? You're supposed to be 'tagged' in order to do this but I bypassed that technicality. Enjoy learning 25 facts about me.  :)
Question 1: Do you have any pets ?
No. Although, I MAY want to get a dog in the future. A big dog --like a Great Dane or German Shepherd.

Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you:
1.Remote control
2.My dinner
3. Book

Question 3: What's the weather like right now?
Really rainy and thunderstorm-y. Kinda cozy.

Questions 4: Do you drive ? If so, have you crashed?
Yes, since I was 15. I crashed into a tree once after my brakes gave out when I was 16. It was REALLY scary, but thankfully I wasn't hurt.

Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning ?

Question 6: When was the last time you showered ?
This morning

Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw ?
Bridesmaids---it was funny!

Question 8: What does you last text message say?
"cool, let's do it"

Question 9: What is your ringtone?Typical telephone ring--I'm not a fan of ringtones.

Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country?
Yes, I have been blessed to have gone to many different countries around Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean.

Question 11: Do you like sushi?
One of my favorite foods EVER!!

Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries?
Trader Joe's and Giant.

13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster?
Yep. Used to take NyQuil sometimes  in college. 

Question 14: How many siblings do you have ? 2 wonderful brothers. One is older and the other is younger. I LOVE being the only girl. :)

Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?

Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
25!! Woot! I fully embrace every birthday and getting older.

Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Sigh.I just became a 4-eyes. :/ I'm learning to embrace that.

Question 18: Do you colour your hair ? 
No. I did when I was a freshman in college and my hair fell out! It's finally back so, no more.

Question 19: Tell me something you are planing to do today:
Well, it's the end of the day and I've done everything including buying frivolous items, lol. I guess whats next is to shower and go to bed.

Question 20: When was the last time you cried?
Tonight---There was an episode of "Little House on the Prairie" on where Mr. Edwards and Grace decided to adopt the Widow Snyder's kids after she died. It was beautiful.

Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping?
Fresh mozzarella and basil. Add in a couple of meatballs too if you can.  :)

Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger ?
Cheese, duh.

Question 23: Have you ever had an all-nighter ?
Not for studying--hanging out with the ladies  and such, yea.

Question 24: What is your eye colour ?
Dark brown.

Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Yep! I'm weaning myself off of Diet Coke though. (I'm currently sipping on some so I'm kinda failing, lol)

Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Ingredients1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. sea or table salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups/16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until very creamy (If using an electric mixer, beat 4 minutes on medium speed).

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until very creamy, about 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Finally, add chocolate chips and mix well. If you want, refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to harden it a little and make it easier to work with.

Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough two inches apart onto a baking sheet lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, or lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

Transfer cookies to a wire rack or a cool surface. Wait about 5 minutes before serving.


  1. I love this post! The "tag" is really cute and your food styling is lovely :) Now, I want chocolate chip cookies...actually, when do I not want chocolate chip cookies?!

  2. I am so jealous of question 12....I love Trader Joe's and I am not close to one :(
    The cookies look great. There is nothing better than a good (great) chocolate chip cookie.

  3. I don't having a dozen of these. Sounds luscious. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  4. That was a nice mini "get to know you" :).And what amazing cookies u got there!