Tuesday, November 23, 2010

sick day (and cookies)

here's our morning. me, in bed, while the girls play on top of me.
i went to bed at 7 last night in the hopes that my body would recuperate by 6 this morning so i could drive m down to school. alas, it didn't really work that way. in miraculous news, ruby must have sensed that i needed to sleep for a very long time- she slept until 1 in the morning, ate, and then went back to sleep until 4:55 am. ate again, then she went back to sleep again until 7. i know this isn't the most gripping blog material, but for those of you who have been also feeling the pain of little ones who wake up at all hours or who want to snack all the night long (yes, i'm talking about you nancy & jennifer), i had to share my good news.

meanwhile, i am behind in my 30 posts in 30 days promise. don't worry- i'll catch up with a flurry of posts. my iphoto is acting up so i need to find the pictures from the last few months that just up and disappeared on me.

i've posted the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. and i've posted the most amazing brownie recipe ever too. (seriously, don't even bother with any other ones, and just stick to these two.) then this morning my friend jenny asked if my recipe for ultimate cookies (a uc davis coffeehouse bakery treat) was on my blog. i checked, and lo and behold (as my mom would say), it isn't.

so here you go, my friends. the perfect wintery treat:
ultimate cookies

  • 1 cup (room temperature) butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2-2 cups chocolate chips
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. in a small bowl combine flour & baking soda and set aside. (i actually never do this; i inevitable just dump in the flour & baking soda later and my cookies turn out just fine)
  3. in a large bowl cream butter and brown and white sugars. add vanilla, mint extract & egg and beat until fluffy.
  4. fold in milk & dry ingredients until blended. fold in chocolate chips.
  5. drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes (and don't overbake!! these continue to harden up after you take them out of oven)
  6. don't forget to sample some dough & some finished cookies before you share them with the rest of the world. happy baking!


  1. wondering who gave ruby the mohawk?


  2. please come bring me cookies i'm sick too

  3. I will have to try your chocolate chip cookie recipe! I posted one on my blog a few days ago that has been the best I've tried so far. I like a chewy cookie which for some reason is so hard to achieve!



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