in the kitchen...chocolate chip cookies


Last week we had a very small window of nice fallish weather so I took full advantage and did a little baking.  We are a family of classic chocolate chip cookie lovers so whenever I see a recipe for "the best chocolate chip cookie ever" I like to give it a try.

I found the latest version in my current bible study work book of all places, Kelly Minter's study entitled, What love is.

The recipe itself is pretty standard with a slight difference in the amount of flour, her's call for 3 cups verses the standard 2 and 1/4, which results in a taller more substantial cookie which is how we like them and pecans instead of walnuts.

They are delicious.  A definite hit around here and even good enough to become my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I will usually make half the cookie dough right away and store the rest in plastic wrap in the freezer for later.  That way I don't end up eating them all at once and I still have a dozen or so to look forward to when the craving strikes.

Speaking of eating too many cookies...I stupidly bravely got on the scale this morning after eating myself through the Houston area the last four days and seemed to have gained a pound for every day there.

Between Nymfa's fajitas and Blue Bell ice cream everynight (my grandson still does not understand why we don't have Blue Bell in California) and lasagna and beef dips and pumpkin breads galore, I knew it was bound to happen.  But you know what, I wouldn't change a thing.  I say a good appetite is a sign of a good life and these last few days I've had a pretty great one.

But now it's back to reality and if I want to fit into the new fall clothes I have coming my way I better substitute a few salads and less sweet treats real quick.  I guess that means finish these cookies as quickly as possible.

Happy Wednesday my friends.

xo, Patty


  1. Not only do I need to try the cookies, but the book too!! A Bible Study that includes recipes??? Awesome!

    And, you weren't far from me on your recent trip! Don't you love the tease of Fall (with temps in the 80's)?

    Glad you're home and back to what you love!

  2. Patty, I used to make oatmeal cookies all the time...they were easy and cheap(less ingredients) I do not make anything takes lots of stuff or time any more. I love Blue Bell ice cream too. Wish we could eat all we wanted too without worry. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. Cookies and cool weather? Can I come to your house? In the 90s here and I'm gaining weight so no cookies in our house. :)

    Your pictures are always so pretty.

  4. Love chocolate chip cookies. I think I've made them maybe once in the last year... we don't need the temptation... **smile**.
    Have you tried the recipe that used cream cheese? So good too!

    Have a great tomorrow :)

  5. OH my word. Chocolate chip cookies are the key to my heart--err--at least my tummy!! ;) I always love how you take photos, because I feel as though I'm sitting in your house with you! Eat an extra one for me please!

  6. Why is it that things that taste so good and add so much pleasure to our lives (eating) are so bad for us? lol I am on a 30 day program to detox and see if I can get rid of some of the inflammation in my body without using anti-inflammatory drugs to do it. But---man...just reading this post makes me want to eat a quart of ice xo Diana

  7. But just hearing about your trip is making me hungry! It's good for us to enjoy life and not consider every bite that we eat sometimes!


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