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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

I finally feel like I am on the upslope of my sickness…victory!

For that, I am celebrating with a PB and banana sandwich and delicious coffee (instead of mint tea that I have had 500 mugs of this past week).


My throat is still sore but overall I feel like the sickness is diminishing – so back to business as usual. I worked a half day yesterday and my boss so graciously offered for me to leave early since I sounded like crap so I took advantage and went home and napped with brown dog.

Last night was actually the first night in a while I have made a real dinner (kind of) too. We had some pot roast in the fridge that I reheated and I steamed some green beans, red potatoes, and corn and served with a Alexa wheat roll.

I made sure to email my trainer yesterday so I wouldnt get the dreaded “where have you been?!” text from him for missing 2 days in a row. Hopefully by Friday I will be able to make it back in there!


Since I have lots of work today do I am cutting it short again today and figured it would be a good time to share the recipe I use for classic chocolate chip cookies!

What makes a perfect chocolate chip cookie? For me, soft in the inside, crisp on the outside, and big and puffy!  

I think for a while I was on the hunt for the chocolate chip cookie recipe that I thought was perfect. Nestle has a good thing going, I must admit. Their recipe is probably the best, and I feel like after reading dozens of chocolate chip cookies recipes they all contain the same components (ingredients) and it comes down to your preferences.

Here is the recipe that I use for Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 medium-sized cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1-1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I use a mix of milk chocolate and semi sweet)
  • any other add-ins desired (nuts, etc – sometimes I use butterscotch chips also!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter and both sugars until smoot (I use an electric hand mixer).
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a small cup, dissolve the baking soda in a the hot water and then add to batter along with salt.
  5. Now stir in flour, chocolate chips, and any other add-ins you opted to use. I do this part by hand using a large spoon since the batter is now thick!
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets (I used a cookie stone!) and bake for 15 minutes or until edges and tops are a light golden brown.


  • Do you have a classic “go to” chocolate chip cookie recipe?
  • What is your ideal chocolate chip cookie? (crunchy, chewy, etc)
  • Do you work out while your sick?
    If I know I would have a hard time breathing (e.g. head cold, stuffy nose) I typically dont because then I really suffer through it and feel like it adds to my recovery time. I would rather rest and wait until I am 100% so that I can get in a good workout.


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  1. I blogged a few weeks ago about whether to work out while I’m sick. I don’t do it, but I know a lot of people do. My problem is that when I take time off after being sick, I don’t want to go back (hence the 3 week hiatus that happened). Sigh…

    December 7, 2011

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