Sunday, June 12, 2011

And He slept!

This weekend I ran solo, my hubby went up to Seattle to celebrate with his friend who is about to be married next month.  To say I was nervous about this weekend would be a complete down-play. My main concern was how Cole would do with me putting him down to bed at night....that is usually daddy's time.  And he can get the little stinker all cuddled up in his arms in a way that I can't even replicate in the slightest.  But I am here to tell you that I survived and actually thrived through last night.  I managed to get him down at the normal time and he only woke up twice....and....are you ready for this....I got 8 total hours of sleep! So I am sitting here puffed up with pride at our successful daddy-less night.  But this shouldn't go without saying that we still miss daddy to pieces.  It was weird how much I missed him even after he had only been gone a few hours.  I truly enjoy my husbands companionship, and it feels strange to not have him hereto meander around town with.  So I am doing what any husband-less wife would do while the babe is napping, I am sipping a cup of coconut coffee and eating home made chocolate chip cookies!  And these aren't just any chocolate chip cookies....these are the THEE one and only chocolate chip cookies I will ever make. Ever.  Let me explain.

I searched high and low for the best chocolate chip cookie.

I needed one that wasn't too flat and not too cakey, one that had the right balance of sweetness and saltiness.  This proved to be quite the task, I can only imagine how many trial and errors I had to experience. Except the errors weren't too horrible considering it still meant I was consuming something that had "chocolate chip" in the title. Tough gig.  But low and behold after many many many attempts I have found the one. And it has helped get me through my husband-less weekend.  Here is the prized recipe that I hold close to my heart.

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies:
preheat oven 360

  • 1 c salted butter (softened to room temp)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c (12 oz weighed) flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 c chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Cream butter and sugars in stand up mixer  for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, flour and salt. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.  Finally add in chocolate chips (batter should be somewhat thick). 

Drop by 2 T on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Cool on sheet for 2 minutes  before transferring to a cooling rack.

Eat with a tall glass of milk or in my case almond milk!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, these look so good. I'm so going to have to try these!