A year ago, I began this blog. Now if you look at the menu on the right, the first post claims to be in July. However, that was before I knew how to schedule posts if I wrote them before the actual date I wanted them posted. While I allowed this blog to go live in late July, I technically started writing and blogging a year ago today. It’s funny how a year can pass by so quickly, and how even faster the world spins the older I get. But as I’ve hit my one year anniversary on Domestic B(i)atch, it’s still going, and I’d like to think in a stronger and more positive direction. This creative outlet has brought more joy in the past year than I anticipated, and I am grateful. I hope to continue blogging, bringing you into this world of food and style with me, and be as inspired by it as I am. Knowing that you can start doing something you have never done, have no idea what’s in store, read A LOT of articles and watch a lot of tutorials, cry a little, but smile more, and create something new in your life is really satisfying. It’s never too late to try something completely different.
So as a tribute, I figured I’d put a spin on the first recipe I posted. If you go all the way back here to my first recipe and outfit, it was the best and most recognized treat out there, chocolate chip cookies. Since then, I’ve created my own recipe, which I love, and put a little twist on it for this post. And since the beauty of these cookies are in the details, which make up one fantastic soft and flavorful cookie, I also paired it with a simple outfit, letting the accessories shine. It’s the little things.
Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 oz bitter sweet chocolate, roughly chopped (optional)
- 2 tsp canola oil (optional)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside
- In a stand up mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until light in color and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes)
- Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla one at a time, allowing each to beat in completely before adding the next
- Add all of flour mixture
- Turn mixer to low speed and allow dry ingredients to mix in, once just combined, add in chocolate chips and walnuts, scrape down sides as necessary
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill over night
- Once ready to bake, preheat oven to 375
- Roll chilled dough into 1 1/2 - 2" balls
- Place on lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes (11 was perfect for me), take out cookies and let them cool, they may look under baked!! Do not bake them longer!
- Once cooled for 5 minutes on baking sheet, move to wire rack to allow to cool completely
- Add chopped dark chocolate and oil into a small bowl, place in microwave in 30 second bursts to slowly melt
- Stir after each 30 second increment until fully melted
- Dip half of cookie into melted chocolate and place on parchment paper, chill to allow chocolate to harden
- *You can use a scoop to make sure the cookies are all perfectly the same size, but I just eyeballed it, and this recipe made a dozen and a half cookies
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I first created these cookies for a baby shower and made them in mini form here. I figured, make them adult sized and see how they turn out. Let me tell you, they hold up no matter what size they are. These cookies are so soft, and I still used mini chocolate chips so that there were tons packed into every bite.
When you have leftover chocolate in the fridge, maybe melting it and dipping cookies in it is the best solution. I’d like to think so.
I changed them up just by adding walnuts. They added a little something to the texture, while the earthiness played against the sweetness of the chocolate. Not to mention that kept in an airtight container, these cookies can stay soft for a few days. If you want crispy cookies, move along. I am obsessed with cookies that you bite into and melt in your mouth. These are those cookies.
Just perfect. The first post I wrote was a recipe I found and enjoyed. This one is all me though.