The Missing Blogger & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hi Everyone! It’s been a long time… I’m still here, but I’ve had to take a break from blogging for a while. Despite what it may seem , keeping up a blog is a ton of work. I LOVE it – I absolutely do – but it had to take the back burner while I finish up school. I’ve got two more weeks left, and I can’t wait until it’s done.
I can’t promise I’ll be back here a bunch once school is out – I’m studying to get my personal training certificate and I have a lot planned for this summer, like visiting my parents and taking mountain bike trips :) But I will try to keep up with this site. I’ve put so much effort and love into this place that I just can’t let it go!
For now, I’ll just give you guys my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. They’re nothing shocking or new – we’ve all had chocolate chip cookies before. But hey, what’s another recipe going to hurt? And they’re just the type of cookie that brings you back down to Earth. After a hard day or week or couple of months, these cookies can help you remember about the sweet things in life – like your other half who is there for you no matter what, like your best friend who calls you up right when you needed her, like your parents or kids who offer unending love despite it all.
So make some cookies and remember that life is short – so appreciate the sweet things.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Keywords: bake dessert vegan cookie
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 2 handfuls-ish chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance, melted (add an extra scant tbsp if using whipped)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup white sugar, packed
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325F!
Combine dry ingredients (including chocolate chips and walnuts) in a medium bowl. In a separate large bowl, combine all the wet ingredients.
Add dry to wet in two batches and mix until just combined. The dough will be fairly stiff, maybe more than you’re used to.
Shape the dough into balls, and press onto a parchment-lined baking sheet into 2″ rounds, about 1/2″ thick. Space cookies 2-3″ apart.
Bake for 14 minutes. They will look underdone at this point, but take them out!! Any longer will burn them. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 mins, then move to a cooling rack. Enjoy :)