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Sorry you’ve been dumped, but don’t give this recipe to Anna… Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies of WONDER!Okay, I know I am addicted to making intricate, gorgeous little deserts. But right now this week is packed. I’m Studying, somewhat sick, making curtains, throwing a party. You know, the “good” stuff. So, I don’t have a whole lot of time for a crazy desert. That will come next week!

I found this recipe after a friend of mine broke up with her boyfriend. She was clearly in need of a little pick me up. And what says “Sorry you were dumped, here is something to drown your sorrows in” like the perfect chocolate chip cookie?! I mean, she could have turned to a bottle of Riesling, however I felt that I must intervene and provide some non-alcoholic comfort instead. You know, we need to stick together and help each other out! We cannot allow our friends to get drunk and call their ex-boyfriends, that just doesn’t fly!

I think I found this recipe in a really old church cookbook. I guarantee, that you won’t find the best recipes from Martha or Rachael. If you want the perfect recipes, you need to search through those old cookbooks from churches, auxiliaries, schools etc. I am telling you, these cookbooks are easily worth their weight in gold. I search through yard sales for these babies. They are loaded with classic recipes and weird inventive ones too!


So like I mentioned, I am going to share with you the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is one of the only recipes I have that I never really liked to share with people. I think I just wanted one recipe that I knew was really good that was almost totally mine! Selfish I know! I would give people cookies as gifts and they would ask me for the recipe. I would just smile sweetly back at them… nasty I know. :( My boyfriend’s co-worker Anna has been begging me for the recipe as well. As it stands now, I haven’t given it up. Perhaps if she chooses to read this little column she will finally succeed :)


So, in honour of my “dumped” friend and Anna of course, I title this recipe:


Sorry you’ve been dumped, but don’t give this recipe to Anna… Chocolate Chip Cookies! :)

1 cup butter or margarine (softened)

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

2 large eggs

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons hot water

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups chocolate chips (I prefer the President’s Choice chips, they are incredible!)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and get a couple cookie sheets out.

Cream together your butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Make sure it is nice and smooth without any weird brown sugar lumps. Now beat your eggs in one at a time. In a little cup dissolve your baking soda with the hot water. Mix that up really well. Add the baking soda mixture, your vanilla and salt to the batter, mix well. Mix in your flour and your chocolate chips.

Drop nice sized spoonfuls of the dough evenly places on cookie sheets. I bake these for about 9-10 minutes. REALLY watch them. You don’t want to over cook these. The best thing about these cookies is the fact that they stay chewy and delicious and slightly crispy on the outside! I tend to take them out around 9 minutes, leave them on the pan to harden slightly for a minute and I DO NOT LET THEM COOL ON A RACK. I immediately cover them in something, I know this goes against your normal baking rules but trust me with this one. I put them in a Tupperware container. They will stay chewy in there until they go bad. But trust me, none of your cookies are going to go bad because everyone will be eating them immediately!


Remember that with most of these recipes you can play around with them. There are all kinds of “chips” out there you can use. Maybe you would like to try a mixture of white and chocolate. Or even caramel chips! You can also add nuts to this recipe, I just don’t like nuts in chocolate chip cookies.


So make these cookies and enjoy them with a cold glass of milk or some toasty hot chocolate (it has been freezing out eh?)


Talk to you again next week, when I will be featuring another new inventive cupcake recipe! Ciao!


5 Responses to “Sorry you’ve been dumped, but don’t give this recipe to Anna… Chocolate Chip Cookies!”

  1. Etak Says:

    Must. Get. Oven. Fixed. NOW!

    Thanks. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and now I want them oh sooo much, and to send to my friend who just recently was dumped too!!

  2. Tina Says:

    Meg, you can be my friend any day. I love a good chocolate chip cookie. It can heal any broken heart!

  3. Sarah Says:

    This are by far the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. They are beautiful when they come out of the oven and they are gone in a flash!

  4. Jess Says:

    Beautiful! Love them.

  5. Erica Says:

    Yay!! I have been searching for this recipe for ages. My grade 6 teacher used to use the hot water to dissolve the baking soda, and it makes all the difference to the chewy texture…then I lost the recipe and the other ones I’ve used just didnt’ turn out. These are fantastic :)

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