Do you ever find yourself at work, not even close to lunch hour, but starving even after having a well-balanced breakfast? This happens to me all the time. I always bring some kind of snack to work to hold me over until lunch. It’s usually some kind of granola bar, nut mix, or muffin.
A couple years ago, I decided to try and make Alton Brown’s version of the classic Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie and decided that this is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (as you might have seen here). The only thing I changed was the size of the cookie. I didn’t have the same size scooper as Alton Brown used in the recipe, so I just used the one I had on hand.
It is officially summer. And man, is it a hot one! I get in the sun-bathed car after work and it’s just too hot to touch! 🙂 It’s time to enjoy the hot weather, but I’m still getting used to it. Just a few weeks ago, I was wearing a fleece hoodie. It might take a while to get used to.
In the mean time, I will stay indoors and bake my little heart away. These cookies were made for my mom’s potluck at work. I love peanut butter and chocolate, so this recipe was one to try. And because this recipe is based on Magnolia bakery, it was more of a reason to use this recipe.
This past week went by so fast. Either I was having way too much fun in Disneyland or I am swamped at work with closing the books for the end of the month. I think I was just having too much fun.
I did happen to go to Disneyland over Memorial Day weekend. It was a nice long weekend to spend at my favorite theme park. I love everything about this place. When I am there, I feel like nothing in the world will go wrong and it does feel like the happiest place on Earth (for me anyway… I don’t know about all those other screaming kids).
There are just a few things that I always do whenever I make a trip here.
1. Get a churro. So worth the $3.50. No other churro like it.
2. Go on Splash Mountain as many times as humanly possible and always asking for the front.
3. Beat someone on Toy Story Mania in California Adventure.
4. Get a surprise Vinylmation. Now this has become a fairly recent tradition, but it is so fun to do.
Before my trip, I made these little babies.
I’m just crazy about chocolate chip cookies. There’s no question about it. I crave it all the time. I also have a knack for knowing which chocolate chip cookies are good just by looking at them.
For work, I am required to make frequent trips to the bank. At my company’s bank, they have a food table. They always have coffee, lollipops, and quite often, chocolate chip cookies! The first time I saw these cookies, I said to myself I must take one. I can tell they were good because they were plump and had a wonderful dark color to it. Once I tasted it, I knew it was home-made. It kind of tastes like my chocolate chip cookies, but a bit more salter. I still very much enjoyed it. Since then (about two weeks ago), I’ve been taking one every day. 🙂
Chocolate chip cookies are the best cookies ever! Nothing can beat them. You know what makes them even better (and even cuter)? Mini-size chocolate chip cookies! I don’t know what it is about mini-sized foods or any object for that matter, I just find them so much cuter!