Hadley started gymnastics today. It was one of the cutest things ever. She LOVED it! I thought since this was the first time she would be shy. Ya know, new people, new place, doing new things, structure, but no- she totally joined in on the fun. She worked on her forward rolls, doing things on the trampoline (like a seat drop), and walking and rolling on the balance beam. It is a mommy and me class and so I really hope I can figure out a way to continue class once Noah makes his appearance. I wish I could have video taped some of it or at least taken pictures but since it was a mommy and me class I felt like I should have been participating instead of documenting. She came home though and was soo excited to show Daddy what she had learned. She felt like a star when she was showing him. She is our little star.
My favorite cookie ever is a soft, warm, homemade, chocolate chip cookie. I can NEVER turn one down. I can also never turn down a Subway chocolate chip cookie because they are delicious and soft. Always. That is neither here nor there. Today I made some chocolate chip cookies. There is not a secret ingredient but they are delicious. Last week I cooked some chocolate chip cookies with a “secret ingredient” and they were not near as good as these. That is why I had to bake these today. Here is the recipe. Recipe from Southern Living.
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chip. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Now the key to making them DELICIOUS is to only cook them for 8 or 9 minutes. I know they don’t look done but they keep cooking a little bit once out of the oven and they are gooey deliciousness when only left in the oven for 8-9 minutes. PROMISE. If you like crispy cookies just disregard this paragraph, or maybe this whole post. Soft, gooey cookies all the way! Yummmmmmm….
Oh and I tried to post a picture but for some reason it is not working. But y’all know what chocolate chip cookies look like and my pictures are not good anyways. Sorry about that.