TWD: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were just OK. Nothing spectacular. I doubt I’d make this particular chocolate chip cookie recipe again, since both Rachel and I prefer the classic Nestle cookie recipe. Maybe add some apricots and espresso powder to those?


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Rachel’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last night, all I wanted was a homemade chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. Maybe two or three, actually, with a glass of milk and some DVR’d episodes of Big Bang Theory.

But unfortunately, Rachel’s thoughts were along the same vein. (Minus the TV catch-up, of course.)


She didn’t even wait for the cookies to be baked though–this Counter Dog preferred the dough. Sorry coworkers, the cookies had been destined for the newsroom’s calorie counter, the file cabinet near the editor pod that too frequently hosts buttery and sugary treats. Friday seemed like an appropriate chocolate chip cookie day. But no, not anymore.

The classic Nestle Toll House recipe  always satisfies the craving for a quick, yummy dessert. I mean, there’s a reason it’s been around for so long and used as a key part of the inventory for so many bake sales. It’s practically perfect. (Though you can always up the brown sugar to 1 cup and reduce the white to 1/2 cup for chewier cookies. Or swap in different chips or mini m&m’s like I did last night. Or sprinkle the top with some salt for that salty-sweet combo that everyone loves. The variations are endless.)

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Nothing quite like a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Glossy photos in attractive cookbooks show all sorts of types of cookies, from those with unusual flavor combinations to those where appearance may reign supreme. Sure, they’re sometimes good. And it’s fun looking through all the photos and trying out new recipes.

But sometimes, a basic chocolate chip cookie is all you need. You can whip up a batch and have them out of the oven in less than 20 minutes.

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