I hope you have had a wonderful christmas celebration with all your loved ones!
I certainly had lots of fun!
New Years Eve is coming up!!
But what happens afterwards?
After New Years, a lot of people are very tired, cranky, the grey weather usually gets us and we tend to be in a bad mood. That’s why we need to get as much as color in our lives as possible, anything that makes us happy: Go for it!
I think today’s post is just perfect for any new years tiredness. I talk about chocolate chip cookies.
Yes, the best cookies on earth!
I have had this recipe since 1999, I was 13 years old back then! I was in the middle of a student exchange in Edmonton, Canada and after a horrible stay at someone else’s house I got “rescued” by a wonderful family which is now, my 2nd family. My mom from overseas, that’s how I call Brenda, she is the best cook to me! Brenda Wollenberg is a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner and always knows what is good (or bad). She gave me quite a few awesome recipes but the chocolate chip cookie recipe is the one I made so so often. Many times a year, because it is such a hit, no matter where I serve these little sweeties!
This handwritten recipe by Brenda, this one single page, means so much to me – crazy.
You can trust me, this is a good and yummy recipe and so worth trying out.
I have to be honest, I haven’t tried many other chocolate chip cookie recipes the past 16 years =)
Originally it is a “Triple Chocolate Cookies” recipe, with chocolate chips and white chocolate. But I modified it a little bit because we need color in January and February! Plus: Vanilla Candy Melts are just so delicious!
The base though, is Brenda’s recipe and I absolutely love it!
- Prep Time 5-10 minutes
- Baking Time 10-11 minutes (350 degrees)
- Difficulty Easy Peasy
For the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
- 10 oz. butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 T. Vanilla Extract
- dash of salt
- 2 cups white flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Blue Candy Melts
- green Candy Melts
- pink Candy Melts
- yellow Candy Melts
Additional Items you may want to get, makes a nice gift:
- 1. Grind oatmeal and remove from processor.
- 2. Cut your candy melts in small pieces with a knife.
- 3. In a large bowl, beat together for 2-3 minutes: Butter, white sugar and brown sugar (handmixer or standmixer).
- 4. Add and beat until well blended: Eggs, vanilla extract and dash of salt.
- 5. Add and beat for another 2-3 minutes: White flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and oatmeal.
- 6. Mix in the cut candy melts / or chocolate chips (whatever you prefer).
- 7. Scoop spoonfuls unto lightly greased cookie pans or on parchment paper like I did, bake until set but still soft. Let the cookies rest on pan for another 3 minutes. Remove…and enjoy! =)
- 9. Kitchen roll underneath the cookies are very helpful in order to absorb the excess fat.
As you can see…to the left, my moms darker and crunchier cookies, and to the right, my soft and chewy cookies =)
And this is what I usually do: Keeping dough (when I make the egg-less version of the cookie dough) and freeze it. So I can get it out for a movie etc. I love raw cookie dough…there are times where I do not even bake any cookies but keep the dough raw and invite some friends and just have a cookie dough movie night – or no friends, just me and the cookie dough…mhmmm yummy, I tell ya!
Will you try out the recipe? To me it is the ultimate chocolate chip recipe.
Hopefully your start of the new year will be full of joy, fun and bright colors.