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See Me Fly & New Go-To Choco Chip Cookies

Hola!

I will start out with training recap from last night…because it was extra super(man) fun.

Among other good moves (as always) we got to do an extra fun superman move last night. It killed my legs, and I can definitely feel it today. And my trainer happened to have his camera last night (he is always updating his website and Facebook page with all the fun we have…) and he so graciously emailed me a really flattering picture of me having a blast.

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It’s a little blurry since I am flying of course!

Point/focus of the move being that when you start out, you start back toward the wall crouched down in a frog position on the ground and then push off as hard as you can to fly forward.

After all that fun, I headed home and had a quick dinner – grilled cheese and my most favorite tomato soup!

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So, fast forward to this morning – it was definitely one of those days where I should have just stayed home.

I decided I was going to venture out to the mall to use some gift cards I have. Well, remember how we had a small vehicle problem last weekend that Torrance fixed? Well he said he wasn’t positive if what he did fixed the problem or if another part needed to be replaced too.

Sure enough, about 5 minutes after I left, the truck started acting up to confirm he did need to fix the other part too. Though nothing serious, I didn’t feel like dealing with it so I turned around and decided just to go grocery shopping instead (since that is right next to our house).

And sure enough, as soon as I got out of the truck and closed the door, I realized I left the keys in the ignition. Damn.

I usually have a spare key in my purse BUT I used it to start the truck one morning when it was cold and I left it in a different jacket pocket. Of course. So I had to call Torrance again to come rescue me once I was done shopping. I decided just to go home and call it a day… at 1 in the afternoon, haha.

What better than to do a little baking?

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Remember when I shared my most favorite go-to chocolate chip recipe?

Well, sometimes things change my friends. Because… I have found a new favorite. I played around a little and now that they are perfected – I can share. These babies aren’t a healthy spectacle either – for a fair warning. They are your typical soft, a little crispy on the edge, chocolate chip cookie.

Torrance confirmed that these are definitely amazing chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a bit of an expert so that was good news.

Except, I have a little issue. I love cookie stones. I bought one a few months back from Pampered Chef, just like the one I left behind in Alaska. However, I havent been using this one because it always ruins my cookies.

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They stick to it! And are impossible to remove from the stone. I even popped them back in the oven for a bit thinking maybe they werent all the way done – but no such luck.

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It basically ended up folding up and scraping all the bottoms off. I am wondering if this is because it is still fairly new and not all “oiled up” yet? Any ideas?

Anyway, I ended up whipping out my old fashioned metal cookie sheet that always gets the job done!

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Go-to Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 11 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
  • 1/2 cup of plain unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C)
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder with fork and set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix butter, applesauce, and sugars well with mixer (I use an electric hand mixer).
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth (will appear a little gritty).
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix well by hand with a large spoon. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop cookies 0nto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. After a minute, transfer from pan to wire rack or clean, flat surface to cool.

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I’m off to get some relaxing in…..my nails are in desperate need of some paint, and this book (“Bright Lights, Big Ass” by my most favorite author Jenn Lancaster)  is begging to be finished. (And there is also a bottle of wine begging to be drank, incase you were wondering).

camera 195I know, I know – you just cant get over how wild I am on a Saturday night.

Have a great weekend!

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  • Any tips for my cookie stone dilemma?
  • Reading any books right now?

 

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12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Cookie stones sound fun, but I have no clue how to use them. I’ve been wanting a pizza stone. I have a book that I’ve been carrying around, but I have yet to crack it open!

    January 21, 2012
    • yeah i think maybe this one just isnt “oily” enough it is supposed to get more oily the more you use it I just havent been using it because im impatient horrible i know. they are awesoe for pizzas though! and if you ever bake any kind of breads, biscuits, etc on them! yum!

      January 21, 2012
  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance #

    Haha LOVE the picture– you look like you’re having a blast!

    Hmm, is it sad that I’ve never even heard of a cookie stone? I would assume that maybe it needs to be used a few times before you see some results, but then again, that is totally me guessing haha

    January 21, 2012
  3. I also want aware of cookie stones! I have a pizza stone so maybe it is a distant cousin.:)

    Your evening sounds fantastic; a Jen Lancaster book always equals a good time.

    January 21, 2012
  4. I’ve never heard of cookie stones cool idea,that exercise thing looks like so much fun haha! So glad I found your blog, it looks like we have a lot in common! I havnt had time to read anything but text book but I need some good leisure books!

    January 22, 2012
    • Aww glad you found me! 🙂
      And I know how that goes I just recently started reading again a little over a year ago

      January 22, 2012
  5. I have never even heard of a cookie stone …. Now I’m really craving chocolate chip cookies, ugh. That superman looks like a blast – I wish I had a training place like you do 🙂

    January 22, 2012
  6. I like how you put applesauce in your cookies!

    January 22, 2012
    • I always forget this trick until a post i made last week every one reminded me of that easy substitution so I had to play around with it a little! It definitely adds to the taste and fluffiness!

      January 22, 2012
  7. Lol that first picture made me want to yell “weeee!”.

    January 22, 2012
  8. haha, that move DOES look fun! It’s like a ride 😀

    January 22, 2012

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