ALL YOU NEED FOR THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES THERE EVER WERE!
Hope everyone had a great week! I've had kind of a busy one, being pulled in different directions! At the beginning of the week, I was planning on sharing with you guys how I refinished my built ins and fireplace in our place.....the process and the results. I was just about ready to hit "publish" when I realized I had a few shots missing. I would've just snapped them, but we were hit with a blizzard, making my house dark and gloomy looking :( So that post is on hold until next week! However, I still wanted to share a little bit of something this week! So I've put together the ingredients for the best chocolate chip cookies ever! And, I don't just mean, cookie ingredients. I mean, a couple diy's that I came up with in the past that are still being used and appreciated to this day. A couple diy's that are super useful in my opinion! Then to go along with them, the best actual, recipe for good ol fashioned chocolate chip cookies that my family devours every time!
* DIY COOKIE TIN
* DIY RECIPE BOX
* THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
Ok, let's get started! First off: this tin! How pretty and vintage, right?!
It's super simple. You know how we can all get access to these cookie and chocolate tins that they sell everywhere - especially around the holidays? Well, hold on to one. Wash it up, spray paint it, add some craft store wood letters with glue, then spray the whole thing with a clear coat! So easy.
I opted for pink because I loved the vintage 50's quality I think it gave. Clearly, you could choose whatever colour suited you. One thing I'm thankful I did was spray the pink with the lid on. It left black underneath which created a little black border, once the lid is off. It's cute, but more importantly, it's practical. I was able to avoid any paint chipping from removing the lid and after 2 and a half years, it's still in great shape. My other tip, was to allow it to air out completely with the lid removed for about 3 days. Any paint smell left by then and wasn't trapped in the tin. The inside is completely original so there's no need to worry if your paint is food compatible. At least I haven't stressed it ;)
Pretty right? I think it would also make a really inexpensive and sweet hostess/housewarming type gift! Ok, now, on to a similar diy: a recipe box!
Literally follow the same steps. Pick up an unfinished wood recipe box from a hobby store, spray it your colour of choice. Spray your letters your colour of choice, glue them on and then spray the whole thing with a clear coat. Voila. I think it's pretty enough to sit on my counter!
Lastly, you need a recipe to put in your box and cookies to put in your tin, right? So here's a recipe I stumbled across somewhere on Pinterest and tweaked a bit to make it "just perfect" in my opinion! The key is to not overcook them and to make them BIG!
This recipe makes approx. 20 - 22 large cookies or 35-40 smaller cookies. I find they're better, large, not just because you get "more" cookie, but because the big size creates the perfect soft and chewy middle and slightly crispy rim. They're delicious and super moist. I'm a cookie fan and I've tried a million recipes, and hands down, established that this is my most favourite one!
Just apply the typical cookie making process. Mix the wet ingredients. Mix the dry. Add the dry to the wet, and then add the chocolate chips.
Bake in a 375' oven for 8.5 minutes. Sounds strange I know. But for my oven, which seems to cook accurately to all recipes - requires 8 and a half minutes. Not 8, not 9! Haha! Basically they need to look a little underdone.
So there you have it. Some easy and pretty diy's, along with a yummy recipe! Hope you enjoy one or all of 'em!