Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies, always brighten a dreary afternoon :)

Well yesterday I spent the whole morning driving back and forth from Annapolis to meet with a girl that is going to camp with me.  It was great to meet her and I was excited to explore Annapolis a bit...unfortunately as soon as we got out of lunch it started to rain :(  So after the hour and a half ride home (not fun) I wanted to do something to cheer myself up from all of the dreary weather...

And so I decided to make the one and only Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies!  You see I'm not the best cook but I do love to bake (although I never do) and want to one day own my own cupcake shop (after the fad has come and gone).  But one of my most favorite things to bake is chocolate chip cookies!  I guess because I've been baking them forever and ever and only good memories are associated with chocolate chip cookies :)

So I got home and whipped out all of the lovely ingredients (one of the perks of living at home) and got to work!

I definitely had a few bites of the batter...oops!

Self-timer pic...yup I am quite the nerd (thank goodness
no one came down while I was doing it or they would've
really thought I've gone off the deep end!)

Before I knew I was pulling these gems out of the oven looking like this:

Yum yum yum!!

I even made one batch with pecans because my mom loves loves them (and we have tons and tons left over from a party we had over Memorial Day).

Anyway, just thought I'd share my love of chocolate chip cookies, one of my best friends and I used to make them when we were little and she used to always say that the secret ingredient was to add lots more vanilla, I still do that to this day!  

Do you have a special thing you like to bake or make when it's gloomy outside and you just need a little pick me up?

Chocolate chip cookies can only bring smiles to the world (in my opinion!), have a great day!


  1. you just made me so hungry! Looks delicious!

  2. Yummy! I love a good chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven! I love the smell of melted chocolate and butter and the first warm bite out of a fresh cookie! Always brightens a day. I like to bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies when I need a pick me up, because to me oatmeal is a comfort food! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  3. I love chocolate chip cookies! You've definitely got me wanting them for dessert tonight! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)


  4. They look delicious, & it's a shame that the bad weather ruined your camping trip


  5. YUM.. LOVE chocolate chip cookies, but I can never make it too the actually baking part- I always eat so much cookie dough I (a) don't have enough dough worth baking or (b) am so full of sweets I don't want the cookies anymore .. haha- sad, but true!

  6. Yum!! I love chocolate chip cookies.. and I love baking too! I've always wanted to own my own bakery one day. And I've definitely taken my fair share of self-timer pictures.. they're my favorite ;)

  7. Hi I'm ur new follower.Yummy looking cookies. I'm sure they taste delicious. I like to add dark, white and milk chocolate and walnuts to mine :) comfort food. Glad to have found your fun blog. DO drop by my new lil blog too :)


  8. How much I would pay for you to send me a box of these...hint hint!