Our morning yesterday started with a BANG! Literally. Well, more of a screeeeechhhh, BANG, metal crunching and sliding start to the day.
We were enjoying a much needed sleep in on a long weekend Monday when we were so rudely awakened. We rushed outside to find someone had crashed into and completely obliterated our neighbor’s fence. The entire fence was lifted away from its posts, thrown against their front window and the car was an inch away from our fence and just metres from a lamp post. Thank God no one was injured.
Hubby stayed and helped clean up for a while, and I came home with the kids.
When my darling husband returned, he suggested that it might be a good idea to send some baked goods over. After all, we had finally met our neighbors and it would be a kind gesture considering the morning they started with! I agreed and it was decided that chocolate chip cookies would do nicely.
The recipe I made was a new one for me. It has espresso powder and corn starch in it! Yum! I love trying new things. Check out The Domestic Rebel and her recipe for The Best Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. They really are divine – and they lived up to her promise of being, “soft, chewy, supremely chocolaty and bursting with buttery goodness.”
So on with the process. To start – I creamed the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
Yum, am I the only one that loves to taste this part??
Then – the eggs and vanilla.
Followed by the dry ingredients. I always like to beat in the ‘small’ dry ingredients first – in this case the espresso powder, corn starch, baking soda and salt. I have no idea if this is correct or not but I am really averse to biting down on a chuck of baking soda that somehow got through the sifter…
Then I stir in the flour.
Add the chocolate chips… a lot of them. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any dark chips on hand so only milk chocolate for these babies.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto your cookie sheet.
And bake until golden. I did notice that these cookies puffed up a little bit, don’t be tempted to over cook and let them fall back down. As they cool they will naturally settle and they stay nice and gooey-chewy in the middle. Mmmmmm….
These are super yummy…
OK, quick confession time… the neighbors didn’t get any cookies…. GASP… what!!??
By the time we had gone to the grocery store, waited two hours for the dough to chill and actually made the morsels of delight it was getting dark out. And we were tired. And lazy. And being naughty and eating them all. Ooooppps. Don’t tell the neighbors…
Sneaky way for hubby to get cookies huh!?