Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I need energy.

I need excitement.

I need persistence.

Mostly though I need more sleep. And time with my husband. 

Also- I need a good cookie recipe that everyone likes. Any suggestions?

Monday and Tuesday really take their tolls on us. Getting up at 5:30 AM and then going to bed after 10:30 two days in a row-- goodness my 20-something body can't take it. 

I have a lot of work to do today. Good thing is I don't have to drive to campus. Bad news is I don't have the pressure to leave the house, therefore less pressure to start work early in the day.

I convince myself I have so much time, and then end up wasting a good chunk of it on the internet. Today will be different. Somehow. I know this isn't the most exciting or well-thought-out post, but I am writing this to hold me accountable. Because I know you care so much about how much work I do (Yes, that was sarcasm). 

Here's the plan: publish this post and start work. And later look at your recipe suggestions. Seriously-- let me know of any good cookie recipes :)



  1. I think your grandmother's recipe book is still at your parents' house, and there might be some cookie recipes in it. I'm pretty sure there are some old-fashioned candy recipes you could try!!! Paula

  2. There's always Magic Cookie Bars - easy to make and go like wildfire!

  3. This is my friend's coveted gourmet choc. chip cookie recipe - they are always a HUGE hit:

    1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    ½ tsp. baking powder
    1 ½ tsp. salt
    2 sticks (1/2 lb.) unsalted butter, softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    ½ cup packed light brown sugar
    2 large eggs
    9 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chococlate

    1. Put racks in upper and lower thirs of oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees

    2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

    3. Beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy, about 2 min. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture at low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

    4. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto un-greased baking sheets. Bake, switching position of the sheets halfway through baking until golden, about 12 mins. total. Cool cookies on sheets or racks for 5 min. then transfer to to racks to cool.