Get In My Belly: Chocolate Chip Cookies

I borrowed this recipe from here and now Hubs considers me chocolate chip cookie royalty.  I didn’t argue and, in turn, crowned him Prince of Bathroom Scrubbing.  He didn’t take to this honor as kindly as I had hoped.


  • 2 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1 1/4 DARK brown sugar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla (I used fancy vanilla from Penzey Spices)
  • 3 2/3 flour
  • 2 T. corn starch
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • a 1/2 bag of semi sweet chips


  1. Pull out the grandmaster mixer and cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together first – then add to sugar-buttavanilla lovin’.
  3. Add chocolate chips
  4. Be an opportunist and EAT THE DOUGH.
  5. You are *supposed* to freeze the rest of the dough for an hour before baking.  I’m sure this is a grand idea but you already know I skipped this step and popped these lumpy gems straight into a preheated oven.
  6. Bake at 350 for 9ish minutes.
  7. They taste best when shared with good friends!

20 thoughts on “Get In My Belly: Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Please FAX a few of those delicious looking cookies to 1-800-MAMAP and another few to 1-800-FRANK. We’ll be sure to submit a critique card although in cases like this, it generally takes several batches for the testers to gain confidence in the recipe. You three look very relaxed and happy in this picture.

    • I have a whole batch with yours and MamaP’s name on them! Although, the offer is only good in CO, so you’ll have to come fetch them. They pair nicely with Hubs home roasted coffee…

  2. Such cute cookie eaters! I too shall give my address to theCandace for cookie mailing purposes. Oh, and is it wrong to stop at step 4?

      • Yay! If you say it’s okay, then it must be true…positive validation is the best form of love. I knew my mom was wrong all those times I got caught sneaking dough bits while she was hard at work baking and tried to blame it on my sister.

  3. I neckorize that third pretty face! Hi Emily!! Hope you had a great time in CO doing what you do and seeing cool friends like these. Candace…I still stalk your blog without knowing you. Any friend of Emily’s is a friend of mine. I want cookie dough now!

  4. chocolate chip cookies rock and so does Emily. I hope you had a wunderbar time together in CO. So you can’t mail theFrank and me some cookies? Maybe I misread your reply. You are a good cooker, Trielle. lv mamap

  5. Excellent cookies. I did them with half chocolate chips and half M&M’s. They turned out really soft and nice. I didn’t freeze the dough either. When baking is confined to naptime, stuff like that is out of the question.

    • Andrea! I’m so glad you liked the recipe – I’ll most certainly be trying your spin on them since it sounds marvelous. I’m impressed you are being productive during naptime, I fear I would always be napping myself!

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