I am having a bad week. I’m just feeling overly blah and am in dire need of a pick me up. Since I was in a baking mood but still kind of lazy I thought these soft and yummy chocolate chip cookies would do the trick. After all, things couldn’t get much worse for me.

I was right. But then again, I’m a woman so I’m always right 😉

Sometimes when things are looking down, and complicated, and frustrating you need something like this to bring you out of the funk. That sinking yucky feeling I get is for the birds. I’d much rather live life every day with a smile on my face and love in my heart. That sounds like a greeting card doesn’t it? I don’t want the life from a movie, I want one from a Hallmark card darn it!Soft-and-Yummy-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-

Anyway, enough of my hopeless aspirations, let’s talk cookies. Cookies are awesome to the 20th power, do you agree? These soft and yummy chocolate chip cookies may be the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in weeks. That may also be because I’m emotional and hormonal but who knows. We’ll go with the yummy factor making them that great.

I added a little bag of M&M’s into the batch just because I needed a little extra pick me up. I think they would be even better with peanut butter M&M’s. Or bacon. Hmm…bacon.


Okay, I’m going to stop rambling now (I’m good at that if you haven’t noticed yet) and get to the cookies. We all love cookies 🙂 These are not healthy cookies. These are bad for your hips but good for your soul cookies. I’ll leave it at that 🙂

If you could add anything you wanted to a cookie what would it be? Go try it!

Soft and Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies #Recipe
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  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: M&M's, nuts, candies etc...


Whip together the butter, egg, sugars and vanilla in your stand mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) or with a hand mixer.

Add in the flour, baking soda and salt, Mix for 1 minute on low speed.

Add in chocolate chips (and whatever else you'd like) and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined.

Refrigerate dough for a minimum of 3 hours (overnight if possible).

Use a cookie scoop or your hands to drop chilled dough on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and then enjoy!



231 cal


1 g


48 g


6 g
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