Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I have one guilty pleasure above all others: Chocolate Chip Cookies. There’s just something about the buttery dough and the interlaced chocolate and the…excuse me, my keyboard just shorted out from too much drooling.

I’m more of a chewy-cookie-fiend, though I’ve never turned away a crispy. I like them warm and choose not to destroy their integrity with dunking in milk (ugh! – though don’t tell my wife that I judge her on her dunking habits). Thicker is better than thinner. Milk chocolate is fine, dark is better, and white is an insult to the great-cookie-baker in the sky.

The best, bow-down chocolate chip cookies come from Specialty’sBakery (semi-sweet). They have something in there that’s derived from crack (you CAN’T stop eating them), and they’re baked in some Sci-Fi manner (how do they stay warm and gooey for HOURS?). These are the treats I allow myself after hitting a major milestone or a particularly hard day, because anything this decadent cannot be ethical.

My wife makes a ruddy good chocolate chip cookie too – which was a secret criterion of my wife-selection-checklist, since I’m not much of a baker. What I love is that (1) it makes 10-11 dozen (aka cookies for a year!!) and (2) with all the oatmeal/nuts/n’stuff they’ve got a texture that’s beyond-compare.

Here is her recipe *(not responsible for any weight gain you experience by reading onward):
1 pound butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 ¼ cups flour
4 cups uncooked oatmeal
3 cups walnuts (or pecans, if you’re feeling southern)
2 x 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  3. Mix together baking powder, baking soda, and flour; then mix into sugar mixture
  4. Sit in oatmeal, nuts, and chocolate chips
  5. Make golf ball-sized dough balls (~ 2” diameter)
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.
  7. Bake ~8 minutes @ 375o
  8. Transfer to cooling rack

Anyhow, I’m way too hungry to keep blogging. I need to go find the wife.

Honey, where are you?

Any of y’all have a smashing chocolate cookie recipe you wanna share?


What I WILL NOT STAND FOR is chocolate-chip cookies that actually turn out to be OATMEAL RAISIN cookies.

Elsewhere in the guilty-pleasure talk, would you consider Arby's to be one? Oh man. Curly fries.

Bret, I thought I liked you. Now I realize...

I adore you. Chocolate chip cookies are to die for when they are fresh baked, sitting on a cooling rack just waiting for me to snatch them one by one and fill my belly with their gooey, melting chocolate chip yumminess.

On goodness.

I need some cookies, STAT!!!

I just saw an online bakeshop selling chocochip cookies using the same pics. So who really baked these awesome cookies?

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