All posts tagged: cookies

Goo Goo Cluster Chocolate Chip Cookies

  This summer heat is working me over like crazy and even the sweat beads on my brow are becoming frustrated. Its like the sun has a vendetta and its unleashing hell and taking names, literally. But as far as  I’m concerned it could never be too hot to eat chocolate or break into a textbook chocolate chip cookie. Chocolate chip cookies are my sacred-kind of childhood snack and you may call me a snob when it comes down to it. I mean, cookies run rampid on the inter webs, being stuffed with nutella and laced with truffles for the so-called ‘real foodies’ but you can keep those. I’m somewhat of a purist when it comes to the circular, sometimes amoeba-shaped little puckets that pair so well with cold milk and shakes alike. Yes, milkshakes and cookies are sheer perfection, just ask my inner eight year old, he’ll tell you all about it. Goo Goo Clusters were the equivalency of currency in our home and a treat to be savored upon the completion of one’s chores. …

Peanut Butter Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies & The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

More than the perfect chocolate chip cookie filled to the brim with chocolate-y goodness, a crispy rim and a chewy center is a chewy center. This has always been and always will be my favorite part of any cookie. So you crispy cookie people may want to move on. As a child, I endured the crunchy rim and saved every last moist bite of the center until the very end. The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap was the perfect opportunity for me to flex my cookie making abilities and create this idea cookie that had the perfect chew. But enough about my love for chewy cookies, let’s talk about the cause! The Food Blogger Cookie Swap was created by Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen to benefit Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. I’m beyond flattered to be apart of such an awesome cause seeing as how my father-in-law and wife both fought cancer and live to tell the story. It’s a beautiful thing when my love for dessert can be …

Three Decades and Salted Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

I simply don’t know where to begin. It’s been thirty-years of life here on this earth, breathing in this air , writing down my thoughts in books with tattered and torn edges. Thinking about ways to make life one big coffee break on a patio in a foreign country, or maybe just in my own backyard? What is age truly? Simple numbers on a piece of paper awaiting to be marked off in a brisk motion lined with disdain and contempt for yet another year of aging? Or maybe I’m being a bit dramatic? It’s been thirty years, and in those thirty-years were born my insatiable love for food–I mean chocolate. I’m not sure what to share with you. I feel as though at times my life has been such a roller coaster ride–one in which I wanted to get off of many-a-time. But I can truthfully say that “I wouldn’t change a thing.” And yes, I’m fully aware of how cliché that statement is but it’s too late to drink coffee and wait for …

espresso chocolate chip cookies

its been a while since my last post and i’m starting to feel as though i’m intruding upon hallowed ground. the holiday season came and is now holding onto the door frame for dear life, slowly dragging its feet as though to resist some inevitable fate. i’m ready for the new year and i welcome it with open arms. like the arms of a child stumbling to its mother in need of security and warmth. in this moment, i feel overwhelmed with the desire to conquer the world, make changes that will determine the course of my future, love harder and acknowledge my shortcomings; with the desire to make the proper corrections. i don’t want this feeling to leave, and my prayer is that i’m not the only one feeling this press to be better than they were the year before. the holidays have given me new perspective and i’m realizing that i am my own stumbling block. but no more. i’m throwing caution to the wind while dancing in rain puddles and swinging around …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whatever it is you’ve been thinking about today. Stop. Clear your mind and imagine walking barefoot down a gravel road. You can feel the bits of rock press into your heel and nudge between your toes. You hear an unclear voice in the distance. A sound of comfort. A familiar sound. You walk up a set of creaky steps that lead to a creaking porch. The screen door opens as if involuntarily inviting you in. Your nostrils overwhelmed with the aroma of something sweet. The warmth of the oven glides up the side your leg and there sitting atop an old checkered kitchen towel are cookies. Not just any ole cookies. Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies. The same ones that you’re parents ate when they were kids. That’s what chocolate chip cookies do to me when I see them. They take me down that nostalgic road to Grandma’s house. So naturally, last week, when I went on the search for a chocolate chip cookie recipe. I had to do my research. There are so many cookie …