Chocolate Chip Happiness

Begin- Chocolate chip cookie

Hey thurr

For my bakers out there, have you ever baked a cookie so good it made you want to cry? You know those cookies that are perfectly crunchy on the rims and then perfectly chewy in the middle, or if you’re like me, the ones that are crunchy almost all the way through and then have a gooey chewy center. Over the summer I made that perfect cookie and I thought I would share the recipe.

Ingredients

2 cups of Flour

2 cups of Chocolate chips

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of baking soda

1/2 cup of white sugar

1.5 sticks of butter

1 cup of Brown sugar

1 large egg and 1 egg yolk

1 tsp of Vanilla extract

Method

– Cream your butter and sugars until light and fluffy

-Add in eggs and vanilla extract

-Add in the baking soda, salt and flour in small amounts.

-Fold in the flour with a spatula.

-Add Chocolate chips and scoop your batter onto a greased cookie sheet.

-bake for 15-20 minutes and cool.

I think the most amazing experience was when I made a sandwich with Haagen dazs pralines and cream and these cookies *swoon*

Hope you enjoy them 🙂

Random Rant: Grateful, Hopeful, Blessed.

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Hey hey!

I honestly can’t believe it’s October already. I just looked at my planner and saw a bunch of tests lined up and was like “whaaa?!” when did that happen??

Anyhow, I just wanted to come on here and talk a little bit about gratitude. I was talking to a friend the other day and he was feeling kind of down and overwhelmed with all the responsibilities that he had. After having a pretty extensive conversation about what was wrong with his life, I asked him to tell me 15 things he was grateful for. To be honest its usually a lot harder for us to think about the good things that we have going for us because we have been socialized to discuss the bad.

When I speak to some people, I almost feel like they take more pride in their pain than in their success. It’s almost noble to constantly acknowledge what’s not going right for you. I think we would be generally happier people if we remind ourselves constantly of all the things that are going well for us. My mom has a “praise book” where she writes down daily miracles, or you could just make a mental list of what you’re thankful for. I just know for a fact that when I think of just how blessed I am, sometimes it seems almost silly to be miserable over certain things.

This doesn’t mean that there wouldn’t be those days when you just want to pout, but if you spend everyday sulking and pouting about how unfair life is, you WILL miss out on a ton of happiness. One thing that always inspires me is this ;”the fact that you’re alive means you still have something the world needs”. That in itself (the gift of life) is something so special that we can be thankful for everyday.