The world is weighing heavy, as we face the return of tighter controls and hard decisions (in person or virtual school?) in the craziness of an election year. We all face our own personal struggles – whether they are virus related or not. And most of the time there are no easy solutions.
Sometimes the answer to life is just as simple as a chocolate chip cookie (or 6), warm from the oven.
I’ve made a ton of chocolate chip cookies through the years, most of the time using the recipe on the back of the bag. Today, I’m sharing one that I recently received from my daughter. This one has a few different steps which she claims are the secrets to success. I usually go my own way when it comes to recipes, but she said, no Mom – you have to follow this one exactly. I’ve now completed my first batch and I have to agree: Ding-ding-ding –we have a winner! Enjoy!
Melt 1 c (2 sticks) of butter and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Add 1 ¼ c brown sugar and ½ c white sugar and beat until completely blended.
Add 1 egg and 1 egg yolk (at room temperature) and 1 t vanilla and mix completely.
Mix in well: ½ t salt, 2 t cornstarch, 1 t baking soda and 1 c flour.
Slowly add 1 ¾ c additional flour and mix thoroughly.
Stir in 1 ½ c chocolate chips and ¾ c chopped pecans (optional).
Chill for 30 min.
Roll 1 T cookie dough in balls and place 2 in apart on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 11 minutes and let cool on the pan before moving to a cooling rack.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
— 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NKJV)