comfort food

I have been unemployed for over a month now. I’ve started to get some serious cabin fever. And as I can’t afford to much out of the house these days I thought I’d do something about the apartment I’m feeling so stuck in. Not surprisingly I found lots to fix. Today I repainted our bookshelf, and I’m going to sand down our island counter top and restrain it tonight while watching the John Cusack classic, Better Off Dead. I felt busy and for the first time in a while I think I’ve been extremely productive, which feels really good.
So I thought I probably needed a treat.
A request was put in for chocolate chip cookies, and I know it’s not overly exciting but I really think these ones are intensely good. They are soft and chewy and moist and very very easy to make. Which is important because I adamantly make my cookies by hand. I never use my mixer. There’s something so terrifically nostalgic about using a spatula or wooden spoon and mixing the butter and sugar and then adding the eggs in one by one. I do find this recipe gets a little thick at the end so generally I end up sticking my hands in and mixing them like that. Sometimes it just feels good to get your hands dirty.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup Butter- room temperature

¾ cup + 2tbsp White Sugar

1 cup tightly packed Brown Sugar

2 Large Eggs

3 cups A.P. Flour

½ tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tbsp Vanilla

1 lb Chocolate chips or chunks

·         Preheat oven to 350F

·         Cream Butter and sugars until combined

·         Add in eggs on at a time mixing well between each addition

·         Mix in all dry ingredients until almost combined

·         Fold in chocolate

·         Roll into balls and bake for 7-10 minutes depending on size. They should still be quite soft on the top. Let cool on the baking tray.