Chocolate Chip Cookies (…and dinner)

The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing, eating, some projects, and just enjoying Sunday with my family.

I watched This is 40 while Zach worked, and while it was a little painful to watch at times, I enjoyed it (MUCH better than The Master last night…awful).

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A few of these little bowls were enjoyed during the movie.

Between the movie and dinner, Zach and I attacked a couple projects: enter hectic craziness.

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By the looks of our apartment for awhile this evening, you would have thought we were unpacking…and in a way we were.  We’ve been getting gifts from our registry and a lot of the boxes have just been sitting  all around the apartment.

Tonights project was a wine glass rack from Pottery Barn from my granny.

Through the madness, we came up with this.

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Zach did an amazing job.  Thanks Babe 🙂  Way to use your new toy

Needless to say, dinner was postponed a bit due to getting out apartment back into one piece.  On the menu tonight, Open Face Sammies and side salad

Our sammies included

  • farmers market bread
  • cheddar cheese
  • basil from the garden
  • farmers market heirloom tomato
  • mustard spread

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The salads were simple:

  • farmers market greens
  • carrots
  • tomatoes from our garden
  • litehouse sweet onion dress
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All together, fresh and delicious as always :).  I love our homecooked, fresh meals.

And now we’re relaxing and watching a little Sunday night TV.   What I’m really excited about tonight are the second little baking project I had this afternoon:

Chocolate Chip Cookies 🙂

I referred to quite a few different recipes for a basic dough base, and then just kind of worked with what we had on hand.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields about 8 LARGE cookies, or 16 normal people cookies

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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups of oat flour
  • 3/4 – 1  cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp EVOO
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 full egg, 2 extra egg whites
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients and mix
  • Mix all of the wet ingredients (order is not too much of importance)
  • Once you have dough, fold in chocolate chips
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes  @ 350 (to be honest, I’m at high elevation AND we made HUGE cookies, so I cooked 2 cookies for 10 minutes @ 350, and 5 minutes at 325 after smashing them down a bit.  Really, just bake at 350 and after 10 minutes, keep an eye on them)
  • Enjoy!

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UPDATE:  I should have been a little more clear in my recipe/description.   I used out flour in these cookies, which absolutely affects the flavor.  I love it, but it does change the density and flavor profile a little.  I also did NOT use white sugar, because we didn’t have any, so I doubled the brown sugar.  Zach said he could taste the difference, less sweet, but actually enjoyed it.

I don’t want to detour anyone from trying them, these cookies are AMAZING…I just wanted to point out for anyone who may try these: These are not flat, simple chocolate chip cookies.  Zach said they were more like a scone texture, and he was spot on there, though it could have been due to letting them set in the fridge for a few hours before baking, and the fact that I made them HUGE piles of dough.  Moving on…

If leaving you with cookies isn’t enough, I leave you with some pictures from our deck tonight

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Spectacular. Really, no words.  Thank you, Denver.

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Question:  What is your favorite, warms your heart dessert? 

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