with a wagon load of peaches, not a one of them sound

the quest is over. i’ve found it. the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. ever. for 15 plus years i always just made the tollhouse version you find on the back of the chocolate chip bag (except when i made gluten-free ones), which was really good and seemed like the quintessential chocolate chip cookie. but then i tried something new. and holy moley! these are the BEST homemade chocolate chip cookies i have EVER had! they are big and chewy and truly scrumptious, and i heart them so very much. welcome to my new go-to chocolate chip cookie!

the BEST EVER chocolate chip cookies
in a bowl, mix together:
12 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

then stir in:
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

add the following combined dry ingredients till just mixed:
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup white chocolate chips -or- 1 1/2 cups m-n-m’s

preheat oven to 325. these taste best when made on the bigger side, and it helps to reverse the cookie sheet positions halfway through baking. also, since the temp is lower than normal, they will need to cook a little longer – about 11 to 14 minutes or till the edges just start to harden but the centers are still soft and puffy. (don’t overbake!) cool on the sheet a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. enjoy!


8 thoughts on “with a wagon load of peaches, not a one of them sound

  1. well, ideally, i will meal plan for 1 week at a time, and just do all my shopping 1 day a week for everything. but lately things have been less than ideal :)

    i usually grocery shop on friday (with a 3-year-old in tow!) or saturday mornings and go to 3 different stores – the health food store for mostly gluten-free stuff, trader joe's for all-natural basics, and target or a regular grocery for household-type stuff. oh, and i try to hit the produce market 2x a week. i need to utilize costco more, but it's just always such a pain to get there and i feel like i spend too much there :)

    lately i have been more hodge-podge, unfortunately. even though meal planning works really well, i just hate it :) i would rather just get up and decide on the fly what i want to eat that day. and sometimes i have trouble coming up with stuff that we all like, since sky is SO picky, pants is mr. boring meat and potatoes, and i like more vegetarian/ethnic food. add gluten-free to that mix, and it's a real pain in the butt :)

    but the weeks i do meal plan, dinnertime is so much easier on me and the budget, so it's definitely worth it. but am i the only one who gets sick of cooking dinner?

    this whole planning/cooking thing is not my forte at all – we are always running out of something and i can never quite get a handle on it. if only i could just stick to baking! :)
    so…tell what do you do!!


  2. yeah, I am still trying to figure that out too. My problem is that I don't buy enough food. I think we have enough and before I know it, the food is all gone. I have been meal planning by the week like you. very helpful. we just seem to rotate between the basic dinners though. hopefully that will change when i am home more.

    so, i use my organic delivery service for fruits/veggies. we went to our little towns farmers market yesterday and it is kinda lame. nicer f. markets are too far away.
    then, i love t.j.'s but it is further away – 25 minutes to get there but LOVE their food. Costco – yes, went there last weekend. Love/hate it. and, when I realize I really need something I go to a QFC store 5 minutes away. Actually, they have quite a bit of organic/natural stuff now.

    See, crazy to run to so many different stores. I could not imagine feeding more than 5 people. I still think I need a better system…


  3. i love that you have an organic delivery service for produce. i am looking for one around here, but haven't found one yet.
    i feel like i don't buy enough food sometimes, either – i blame the weekends. i know i need to stock up more, but i just never grew up that way and don't want to buy a ton of stuff that will just sit in my cupboards forever. and i try to buy mainly fresh stuff, so unless i freeze it all, what's the point?
    the advantage around here is that most of the stores i go to are pretty close by (except costco, which is a bit further). i do love that lots of regular grocery stores are now carrying more natural/organic/gluten-free stuff, though.
    i am just not inspired by cooking dinner (unless we are having friends over), esp. when the budget is tight. pants will help out if asked, but he doesn't really have the time or desire for cooking. are your kids good eaters? does big daddy do any cooking/grocery shopping?


  4. yes, my kids are good eaters. it is just that they eat too much! seriously, i will make something or buy something and the next day – gone! BD helps out some if he feels like it. but, he never helps clean up : (

    i'm going to try real hard to do better this summer with shopping – not let the kids eat all day long. today I went to this kinda of fruit/veggie stand. It is not organic but pretty much local – SO much cheaper than delivery… ugh. i can't win.


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