Saturday, February 5

mom's cookies

I told you all I was going to post more DYI's and crafty things! During my forty hours a week of free time over winter break, I decided it was as good as time as any to try to "refine" myself. I learned to crochet, cleaned the house, and worked out almost daily. And what refined woman doesn't know how to cook? I'm not a cook, but, honestly, who doesn't want to be the mom someday who makes the best cookies ever? I've never made cookies on my own, so I dug through my mom's recipe book and found her favorite recipe that has been my favorite for years! I can vividly still remember the day we found it. Her and I were watching tv one day when I was about six and a cooking channel came on. Some random generic brand TV host of a cooking show was displaying her cookie recipe to the world and I screamed at my mom to write it down. She reluctantly did it, shaking her head at my squealing six year old self. However, after she made them, we sat down across the table from each other trying our first cookie with our eye brows scrunched and at the same time, our eyes lit up and without saying it, we just knew we'd found our gem!
1/2 butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
4 cups of flour
4 eggs
1/2 TB baking powder
1 TB baking soda
1 TS vanilla
dash of salt
1 bag of choc chips (Nestle)
I really don't know what's so special about these cookies. Mind you, I definitely didn't make them as well as my mom does, but Niklaas enjoyed them and they were gone pretty quickly! I still aspire to make those perfectly chewy thick pretty ones instead of my flat, thin, chewy ones. But, these are pretty yummy!


Rachelous said...

That's such a cute story :) The cookies look delicious, might have to write down the recipe too! xx

Alex said...

these look so yummyyy chewy cookies are definitly the best!

gee said...

omg. i am really craving cookies..
and now i am REALLY REALLY craving homemade cookies.
i am actually drooling.

ching said...

looking tasty!

Renée said...

Oh I love baking cookies!

Oh, My Darling said...

Oooh, yum! What a tasty treat!

Kuleigh said...

They look good! The vanilla seems like a good add in!

Stephanie said...

coooookies :D :D they look delicious!
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blorange dice said...

yummy yummy yummy!!! i want cookie batter NOW! haha. you captured the process beautifully (:

Alex said...

nomnomnom I have to try this!

Catherine said...

Those look good! I'm so hungry and I wish I could just make some food already, but I still can't eat :(

Wah. Ironically, I love to cook/bake, but I aspire to be the crazy cat lady that makes/eats it by herself! I always have such a huge appetite.


Samantha said...

I love making cookies--well eating that is--on cold, winter days! Always makes me feel better!


jamie said...

i swear i can smell them

ana b. said...

Goodness this looks so amazing and definitely something I want to try out as well as a recipe I saw on a blog for Nutella peanut butter cookies. Yumm.

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

cookies are my fav! i want some!

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

All I can say is yum.

ams said...

yummie <3 brw Great photos

Anonymous said...

MMmm I'm going to try this sometime! P.S. love your style! :)

Bonnie said...

Girrrrl, don't tempt me with these!

Leia said...

YUM, these look amazing!


Becca said...

Aw, Mags. This makes me happy. I live the little "life" bits of your blog so much.
Thanks for sharing your best-ever cookies with us!