My friend Steph wrote a blog post about her 2 1/2 year old daughter’s tendency to have a crib full of stuffed animals, foam letters, zippy cups and beyond. It’s pretty cute… You should check it out:)
She had a sentence in there that just cracked me up:
“Like any addiction, it started out small.”
That got me thinking to MY favorite addictions. Roll call please!
Starbucks. Definitely Starbucks.
Wearing sunglasses- on my face and in my hair.
My Nalgene. Just browsing their new products makes me excited.
Crossing things off my to-do lists.
Thick gel pins.
Packing way ahead of time.
Browsing the aisles of Target.
Making every chocolate chip cookie recipe I see.
In the vein of the last one… Here’s my most recent:)
adapted from Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives; as seen on mybakingaddiction.com
- 2 sticks cold and cubed unsalted butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 T. vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
- 1 t. sea salt
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/4 t. baking soda
- 2 1/2 c. good quality semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
- Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar together in bowl until light and fluffy. This may take about 5 minutes.
- Add in eggs one at a time, blending after each addition.Add in vanilla and beat until incorporated.
- Sift in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips with a wooden spoon or spatula. Dough will be stiff. If needed, use your hands to ensure it is thoroughly combined.
- If you want ginormous cookies, weigh the dough into 4 ounce portions and gently roll into a ball. (You will get about ten 4 ounce cookies out of this dough). I have found that people feel guilty eating giant cookies, so I just over fill my cookie scoops for mildly bigger cookies:)
- Place each cookie on your prepared cookie sheet and flatten down a bit with your hand. Bake in the preheated oven. If you are making regular size cookies, bake for about 8-11 minutes. If you went giant, bake for about 15-20 minutes depending on how gooey and rawish you like.
- Let cool on rack and store what you don’t immediately eat in an airtight container.
Try these cookies for yourself. And… Am I missing any addictions?!?