Yesterday Amanda and I saw some cute little girls with a cookie and lemonade stand so we decided to support their endeavors. It was a chocolate chip cookie and though it wasn't my favorite, it tasted goooood. After time I realized it didn't hurt my stomach. Awesome.
This morning when I woke up I was thinking about that cookie. The problem is, when something sounds good the likelihood that I will get sick making it is high. Like meatloaf. But when I started thinking about making some cookies I felt okay... So I asked one of my neighbors that has been offering to help me every day for some chocolate chips. She was very willing. Thank you, Heather.
Here's my deal with cookies. Everyone says they have the best recipe or make the best cookies ever. However everyone has a different kind of "best cookie ever". Like the 2 friends I'm thinking of in my head right now that swear their recipe is the best EVER like fat, fluffy, and drier chocolate chip cookies. I do not. Therefore, their recipe is not MY best ever. I like flat chewy cookies. So I started looking through Pinterest for some chewy flat recipes. There were several.
Since I still didn't feel sick reading these recipes, I went forth. My absolute biggest reason for going forth: I have never made Grant cookies before!! Seriously!? Seriously. He was very excited about this.
By helping me pour and mix and lick the butter spoon, he was extremely helpful.
I am a big believer in eating cookie dough, as long as I make it. Grant is now also a believer in eating cookie dough, although I did not.
I caught him sneaking some several times while waiting for the cookies to bake.
When the first batch finished and that timer went off Grant squealed with delight, "COOKIES DONE, MOM!!!!" When I pulled that pan out he said, clearer than I've ever heard, "ohhh....myyy....goooshhhh...." That's about what I was feeling as well.
Then came the test, did I pick a good recipe? Yes. Yes I did. Oh my goodness, those cookies were perfectly perfect. Holy cow. They were flat, soft, and slightly chewy. After cooling down they've gotten a little chewier, which is fabulous.
Heather gets her own plate for sharing some chocolate chips so let's hope she's a flat and chewy cookie kind of girl.
If you're a flat and chewy cookie kind of person, here's the recipe I used: