on a roll!

Since mastering the art of pumpkin bread on Monday, I felt the need to expand my baking horizons.  And since it’s still snowy and cold out, what’s better than baking cookies? But not just any cookies, I wanted to bake the BEST chocolate chip cookies known to man.  So today, my partner in crime Charlotte (Taylor’s sister) and I got to work.  She is a much more experienced baker so I knew I was in good hands.

Our first project was to research the best chocolate chip cookies on earth. And that’s where Google comes in:

We came across a recipe from allrecipes.com that claimed to have the best cookies.  We felt confident, well equipped (lots of measuring cups on hand!) and ready to tackle the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever.  Had I gone at this alone I would have been nervous, but Charlotte is a natural and things went very smoothly.

The nice thing about baking cookies is that the whole process is only about 30 minutes long.  Before I knew it those beauties popped out of the oven.  Perfection.  Taylor ate about 5 cookies before he burst out, “these are the best cookies I’ve ever had!”  We nailed it!

Thanks allrecipes.com!  I am thinking of trading in my flannel shirts for a bakers hat.  Farmer turned baker?  You never know!

Here is the recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies:


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

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5 Responses to on a roll!

  1. I love your blog! The pictures are hilarious and the recipe sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing this. Happy Walnut Wednesday!

  2. Amy leclerc says:

    Thought of you this am. We are in Lyon with Carole & co. Had a croissant and pain chocolate. So far my favorite pastry was in the train station in Paris. Tarte du frangipane-sooooooo good. Still no luggage-so we will be in the same outfit in all pics-oh well. Xo

  3. Sue says:

    Farmer turned baker makes complete sense. You must use local ingredients of course as much as you can.

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