Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I've been feeling ________ lately. You fill in the blank and I'm sure it would describe an emotion my little heart has been experiencing. There is nothing traumatic happening in my life, just life happening in my life. There are days that I feel like I'm doing a million different things, but not excelling at any one of them. Like I'm running and running and running, but going no where. I bet on some level you understand what I'm talking about, right?

In an attempt to overcome this funk, Owen and I baked our favorite cookie recipe while Miss Audrey oversaw the process. She was also the official "Cookie Tester." Would you like to try the recipe? Here goes:

Grandma's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/3 C. butter
1 C. sugar
1 C. b. sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
3 C. + 6 T. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 C. chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars; add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix in flour, soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

They are delicious. Sugar and hugs and chubby little babies fix everything.

19 comments:

  1. My kids have been begging me since last night to make cookies. I've been trying to resist (because me and this prego belly will eat. them. all.) but after seeing your tasty looking pictures (love Miss Audrey enjoying her cookie) I think I'm going to give in!!

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  2. Oh, I hate myself. I said me and this pregnant belly...I meant this pregnant belly and I...sorry I'm a stickler for grammer...even in my own comments ;) So silly of me.

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  3. i've been feeling tired lately. my brain is slow. my eyelids want to close. i'm tuning my little ones out. bad news.
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    can i just copy that first paragraph - post it on my blog and then mail it to everyone on my email list? maybe even post a sign on my front door?
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    deep breath.
    love, lindsay

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  4. those cookies look YUM and Audrey is a doll.

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  5. I totally agree with the last line of this post. Sugar and chubby babies fix everything for sure. I do love me some chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

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  6. your post reminds me of one of my favorites songs. its called "Who You Are" by Hilary Weeks. I always find myself listening to when my life seems two steps ahead, but i'm two steps back.

    hang in there...i know "HE" knows who you are and how hard you are trying!

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  7. Oh yum. How could you not feel better with those yummy cookies. Audrey looks perfectly happy to be the cookie tester--she's adorable! I understand exactly how you've been feeling. Maybe I need to bake some cookies!

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  8. I think we're all feeling_______. Something about being thrown back into a rigid schedule after a leisurely summer always makes me bleh. And I'm ready for cold weather now. No more hot!

    Enjoy your cookies (which look divine BTW!)

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  9. Oh little Audrey just makes me smile. Such a beautiful little girl.

    As for baking, it seems to fix everything, doesn't it? Especially with the hope and excitement of Autumn aroung the corner. I love the smell of something yummy in the kitchen and the warmth coming from the oven.

    I've been planning on baking with Lorelai this week....we'll have to try your recipe tomorrow :)

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  10. Audrey is so cute, and looks just.like.you. Holy cow!
    I have been feeling exhausted lately. I think sometimes it is hard to get it all done. But we do it. I am sure you are doing a fabulous job at everything. You always do. :)
    The cookies look delish! Relax, pat yourself on the back, and remember you have five kids. That is a major accomplishment.

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  11. hello, lurker here! i think this might be my first comment, but i've been enjoying your blog for quite some time. this post hit close to home! glad to know i'm not the only one who feels like i'm spinning my wheels!

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  12. I know exactly how you feel. I have felt that way many a times. I know we don't know each other, but I think you seem like you have it all together.

    Those chubby wrists are killing me. :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing. That's EXACTLY how I've been feeling lately. I can't seem to pull myself out of it. I'm gonna try the cookies. Maybe that'll do the trick.

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  14. thank goodness for sweet treats during funks. those look delightful! and i you described perfectly how i feel alot. i guess i should make some of those!

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  15. I know how you feel about going on and on and on… and you think you are not doing anything exiting, but you know what, while baking the chocolate chips with your kids you already did something exiting.
    Maybe this will be one of the first moment Audrey will later remember and what a good one this would be: EATING CHOCOLATE CHIPS MADE BY MOM AND THE BIG BROTHER.

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  16. oh my goodness! i need to photograph that cute little girl again!!! what a DOLL. I'm sure the cookies are good too, but what a sweetie!

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  17. I just made these and they are heavenly! Thanks..or maybe not thanks, for sharing this recipe :)

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  18. Seriously, just made these and they are the best chocolate chip minus the chocolate chips because I"m too lazy to go to the store cookies I have EVER made. I figure, less calories too, right?
    Thanks a bunch!

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  19. Hi, I found your blog from someone else's blog awhile back (sorry can't recall who) and the other day I was going through reading your old posts. I came across your cookie recipe post and my teen daughter and I made these this afternoon. Just let me say THANK YOU! hehe We are in love and this is the chocolate cookie recipe we'll always use from now on. ;)

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