Think four:eight {day 28}

Tonight I made one of life’s simples pleasures… chocolate chip cookies. To some of you, baking cookies may not seem worthy of a blog post. However, this wasn’t any ordinary batch of cookies!

Recently, I’ve had horrible luck with my attempts at baking chocolate chip cookies. I would follow the Nestle Toll House recipe to a tee and my cookies would always come out super thin. The only form to them was the chocolate chips standing tall amongst a thin sheet of “cookie”. They tasted all right but it was like eating a bumpy wafer!

I happen to mention my cookie dilemma to my good friend, Lynnette. (She makes some of the best cookies around!) She knew exactly what I was talking about and excitedly shared her remedy. She said she never follows the package recipe but instead has tweaked it to guarantee cake-like chocolate chip cookies every time.

So tonight I decided to put her recipe to a test. As I pulled out the first pan of cookies from the oven, I carefully watched to see if they were going to flatten out as my previous attempts had. To my delight, they remained nice and tall and cakey! As each sheet emerged from the oven, I became more and more excited as I was secretly worried that the first pan was just a fluke! (We ARE talking about living a joy-filled life, aren’t we?)

For those of you who enjoy cake-like chocolate chip cookies but haven’t found the right recipe, I’d like to share Lynette’s recipe with you:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream together:

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 sitcks butter – slightly softened

Mix in:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In separate bowl, mix:

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and blend

Add 2 cups chocolate chips (and nuts if desired)

Bake cookies for 10 minutes.

If you decide to try out this yummy recipe, let me know what you think!

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

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