Happy 3rd Blogiversary! Lets Celebrate with Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Happy 3rd Blogiversary to Mom! What’s for dinner?  2 years on a group on Facebook and 3 years blogging, that is 5 years of sharing and creating!

I am so happy that you all have come along with me on this journey!  Thank you all for coming by my site, and for following me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Your support, likes, comments, shares, mean so much to me! Most of all your friendship! I have got to meet wonderful people along the way…and have learned so  much!

The blog has gone through some changes over the years, and it looks amazing now thanks to my friend Leila at pixelarcher.com, she is amazing and oh so patient…who knew designing a blog could be so much work!

Especially love the new logo, its my favourite part!:)

 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever!

Today I decided to share some delicious chocolate chip cookies! I will tell you why I chose something so simple, yet complicated at the same time!

Have you ever tried a recipe whether its from a blog, magazine or friend and it turns out differently than theirs? It happens all the time. When I share my recipes, I want everyone to experience the same exact result as mine, I know that at times that it is not possible. I can’t explain why this happens, all I know that sometimes one recipe can turn out so many different ways!

For example my Grandma makes a dish, that my mom and I make, yet it turns out so different for all three of us! Has that ever happened to you?

Ok so now to the cookies! A friend of mine posted a batch of cookies and asked me why hers turned flat compared to her sisters cookies that are rounded…same exact recipe, yet different results! I went through the recipe and it looked fine, so I was up to the challenge and baked a batch myself…that same night! Mine turned out rounded when they first baked, but then flattened out.

Thing is I only had 1 stick of unsalted butter! So I made it with 1 stick of salted and 1 stick unsalted, I decreased the salt to 1/2 tsp, and my cookies baked round, but while they were cooling they flattened out nicely to make a perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Could that have made a difference? Just by decreasing the salt, but the butter had salt! Well they turned out perfect, so its fine with me! I am not sure how my friends melted their butter, I gotta ask…cause I melted mine in a pot, I no longer have a microwave wondering if that makes a difference as well.

My friend Farah and I have the same oven, so its strange how they turned out different when she baked her second batch in her moms oven.

I made them twice, and the second time,I took them out of the oven early, they were light on the top and they looked a bit unbaked, but  brown on the edges, too soft to remove from the pan, had to wait a bit before I was able to transfer them. My kids said they were the best cookies I ever made!

So even though the three of us followed the same recipe, and we all got different results….we all agree that they are delicious and the best chocolate chip cookie (my mom even said so) , and I think they all look great! So from our kitchen to yours…enjoy!:)

Are you up for a challenge? Make a batch of these cookies and let me know how yours turned out! Leave a comment on the blog, and if you follow me on Facebook send me a picture!

What you will need:

  • 2 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt*
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted & cooled*
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips ( I used 1 cup semi- sweet and 1 cup milk chocolate)

Melt butter, and allow to cool till a bit warm, no longer hot.  In a bowl or if your pot is large enough, combine the sugars and butter using a wooden spatula, stir until its nicely blended together.

Add in eggs and vanilla.

Sift together ( I use a whisk) the flour, baking soda and salt, stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture with the wooden spoon. Mix till forms cookie dough, add in chocolate chips.

Chill cookie dough in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Line baking sheet with parchment, and drop dough by spoonfuls. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until edges are brown.

Allow to rest on cookie sheet for 30 seconds too one full minutes, transfer to cooling rack and enjoy!

*I used 1/2 cup unsalted and 1/2 cup salted and decreased the salt to 1/2 tsp.

Fayrouz's Cookies

These are Fayrouz’s cookies, she shared her recipe with her sister. Notice how hers turned out rounded?

Farah's Cookies

Farah’s Cookies turned out flat, which I actually prefer!

These are Farah's second batch of cookies, that she baked in her moms oven....they look more like mine.

These are Farah’s second batch of cookies, that she baked in her moms oven….they look more like mine.

Cookies when they just came out of the oven

Cookies when they just came out of the oven, they are rounded but then flattened out

Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can see from this pic how some got flat, and some are just a bit flat…I think that is because one had more dough than the other

Cookies in a cookie box

Shared some cookies with my lovely friend and neighbour! Found these adorable heart boxes at the dollar store!

 

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Comments

  1. WonkyWonderful says:

    Happy 3rd Blogiversary to You!!!

  2. Just baked these cookies they were delicious. Hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had.

  3. Happy 3rd Blogiversary! :) So happy to have made it in this post :) <3

    • Thank you Farah! How do you like it? I couldn’t wait for you to see it! :) Oh btw my kids are in love with these cookies, I make them all the time! <3

      • I just saw this comment now! I love the post :) I wanted to mention that I do melt the butter in the microwave and let it cool. And I use 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips instead of 2 cups. I don't know how much Fayrouz uses. I honestly love this recipe so much because it's so easy to make and they taste amazing! I'm so happy that your kids love them! <3

        • I love the fact that its so easy to make too Farah! My mom even said they are so good, she isn’t really a big cookie lover and she loved these ones! Thank you so much for sharing them with me <3

  4. They looked so good I had to try them right away.The were flat but I think that was probably becasuse I didn't let the dough chill long enough. I love them flat though.

  5. I love your blog btw.

  6. I'll have to give it a try.. Never found a homemade chocolate chip recipe I cared for.. So much work and they never turned out even comparable to the Betty Crocker mix which I absolutely love. Will try it inshallah!

  7. Everybody at our house loved them, I could have finished the whole box myself but I was being nice I guess. I'll try your recipe & I'll let you know how mine turned out. Thanks for sharing your lovely baked goodness with us. Your lovely pictures are really amazing & so tempting.

  8. Flat or round, I just love them anyways. I'm thinking to make 1 batch today & I'll send you pictures too if I do not end up eating the whole batch before I can take some pictures, inshaAllah.

  9. I made these cookies a couple days ago and they turned out AMAZING!!! My 3 year old has requested a second batch already. :-) I loved how they turned out perfectly fluffy, soft, moist and tasty! I will try them again for sure. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Hi!

    I just made these cookies and they taste pretty good. Mine looked so fluffy while in the oven and when they first came out of the oven..! But then they flattened out :( I really prefer fat, fluffy, cookies but these still taste great!
    I'm thinking I might not melt the butter next time…

  11. So I'm just getting around to commenting now! LOL it wasn't working on my phone and our laptop was on the fritz but we just bought a new laptop! So it should work now YAY! So first of all I know I'm late in saying this but happy 3rd blogiversary! :) Love the post and I'm so honoured my recipe inspired your 3rd blogiversary post :D hehe I do melt my butter in the microwave by the way but I don't think that makes the difference because after reading your post I tried melting it stove top and they still came out fluffy and rounded but since you posted this I've made quite a few batches (and gained quite a few pounds polishing them off lol) and I think I've figured out the difference! I think it's the mixing of the batter. My original way of making them is to mix the dry ingredients into the wet until it's just combined. The last couple of times I feel like I mixed it a little more than usual and they baked like yours. They came out a bit rounded and flattened out. I could be wrong but I think that's the secret! It sounds like it makes sense but I'm no expert lol.

    • I am so glad your able to comment now! Yay! It could be…I made them again a couple days ago and they didn’t flatten out as much as these ones in the photo’s but they were still soft and yummy! Funny they turn out different each time…but that’s ok cause they are the best cookies ever! :)

  12. Oh and I've also tried very slightly under baking them so they're still soft on top like you said and omg they are delicious this way lol. All this cookie talk is making me want to whip up a batch!

  13. I love them, I like your cookies texture, it’s so perfect mashaAllah & I love them so much. I feel like eating something sweet these days, not a very good thing but not bad either. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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