Friday, June 29, 2012


Sometimes you just need to bake chocolate chip cookies and that's all there is to it.

Even when it's summer, and it's really super hot outside (and nearly super hot inside), and you are trying not to use your oven (especially in the afternoon when electricity is more expensive). But we had to do it, I tell you! Oliver and I were desperate for chocolate chip cookies.

My sister pinned this recipe and we decided to try it out.

I used all-purpose flour and only semi-sweet chocolate chips. The recipe says to chill the dough for 24 to 36 hours, but come on! Who has that kind of willpower? I chilled ours while we waited for the oven to heat up (our house) and not for one minute more.

They were crispy and chewy and salty, just the way I like them. Totally worth the sweat.

This little domed plate is the perfect place to hide a secret stash of chocolate chip cookies, by the way. Shh.


  1. ha! We have that on our list of things to bake today. I am skeptical that it is better than the Cooks Illustrated (America's Test Kitchen) recipe, but I guess we will find out this afternoon. Maybe I'll bake up half the dough today, and refrigerate the rest to see if it make a difference.

  2. The only different thing I do with thrm is add lots of nuts but I know you can't with the kiddos. Sooo good!!!
    Bill picked a large zucchini out of th yard so today I am making zucchini bread. 1 to eat and 1 for the freezer.

  3. You need a Sun Oven, Stephanie! It does a marvelous job with cookies, pot roast, veggies, stews and anything else that heats up the house...

  4. great. now i need chocolate chip cookies!

  5. Ah these look perfect Mary :-) Yes sometimes you just need to eat something and waiting even for a couple of hours seem impossible :-)


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