If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably figured out I’m a total cookie monster. No matter how many cookie recipes I’ve pinned, you can never have enough. Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. The recipe is simple and easy to follow. You do have to chill the dough, but only for 30 mins or so! It’s kind of a mix of a few different ones I’ve found online, with my own personal tips. Enjoy!
2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks (6 oz) butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups dark chocolate chips (I use a mix of semi-sweet & dark chocolate!)
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the cooled melted butter and the sugars with a hand-mixer for about one minute. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix briefly, just until there are no flour clumps left. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to an hour.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 325 degrees, making sure you have the racks in the middle of the oven.
Scoop however much cookie dough you want out and roll into a balls (I personally like smaller cookies, like less than 1/4 cup of dough. Then you don’t feel guilty for eating 10). Also – try making your balls taller rather than fatter, it helps them not flatten out too much. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or a silipat mat), making sure the cookies have plenty of space to spread.
Bake for about 12 minutes, rotating half-way through, or until the cookies have spread out and the edges are golden, but the center of the cookie still looks soft and just slightly under-cooked. Let cool on the baking sheets until the cookies are firm enough to remove. Every oven is different, so I recommend starting with just one or two cookies on the tray to see what baking time works best for you!
Repeat with remaining batches, until all cookies are baked.
Two things in the fashion world I have a difficult time ever saying no to: a denim dress, and anything involving neon pink. I bought this dress + scarf on separate occasions but actually love them together! This scarf is super lightweight and goes with way more than I thought it would!
Here’s the great thing about denim dresses: you can wear them everywhere. They can be office-appropriate or “Saturday at the park”-appropriate. They are perfect for traveling, great to wear to a wedding shower. I think every girl needs one in her wardrobe!
Every girl has their “go-to” fashion items. What we look and feel our best in. Some women always gravitate towards black, some yoga pants (no shame), and some maxi dresses. It’s no secret that my go-to is off-the-shoulder. I love that off the shoulder is feminine and flirty, yet not too revealing and still conservative.
This top I’m sharing with ya’ll today is a great fit, a great price, and perfect for the 4th!
Don’t you love when you’re shopping, and all the sudden something stops you dead in your tracks? One of those things you don’t even need to try on. You just know, it’s your dress version of a soulmate. That is exactly how I felt about this yellow babydoll dress I’m sharing with ya’ll today!
Reasons why I fell in love with it:
The color. So bright & fun & perfect for summer! Also a great color to show off your tan in
The shape – conservative, yet really feminine and flattering
SO versatile! This dress is perfect for a summer wedding, date nights, wedding showers…I’m pretty sure I will be living in it.
Shop the post (and this dress also comes in white & rust!):
Recently I’ve noticed I’ve been gravitating towards anything and everything with palm leaves: pillows, phone cases, dresses, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. I think the print is so fun & summery and that the vibrant green color works with practically any skin tone!
This dress is so perfect for summer because you can pair it with wedges for a summer wedding, or dress it down with gladiator sandals. I wore it yesterday (when it was clearly burning up), and it was perfect for running errands, doctor’s appointments, and then dinner with my hubs that night!
Today was one of those days where I woke up, and my inbox was exploding with emails announcing SO. MANY. SALES! Like, sales too good not to share with you. This is the perfect time to give your summer wardrobe the refresher it needs, or grab a few goodies for your upcoming summer getaway! Here’s a roundup of the best sales going on:
Shopbop // an extra 25% off sale with code “25MORE”
Bloomingdale’s // take an extra 25% off all sale & clearance shoes with code “SHOES25″
Madewell // take an extra 30% off sale with code “EXTRASALE”
Anthropologie // summer tag sale! so many items up to 50% off right now! no code needed
Nordstrom // summer clearance sale! save up to 40% off. no code needed