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So, lately has been really hard for me. I just feel like all the stuff I’m dreaming about I should already be doing. I feel really behind. Now, I know you have to work before you succeed, and I mean work hard. But I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere lately.. *sigh*
BUT. I happened upon a few things. The first of which was a pin on pinterest, that says ‘Don’t compare your chaper 1 to someone else’s chapter 20’. And I needed to see that. I really did. Because I keep looking at people that are living the life that I want to have, following my dreams and making beautiful things, and I keep forgetting all the hard work and blood, sweat and tears that went into getting there.
The second one was something I think everyone needs to read. Everyone. It’s a post on LoveTwenty. And I’ll be completely honest, I had never heard of this website before. I was on Pinterest (naturally), and I found something that caught my eye, so I followed the link. This post is short, but it was everything I needed to hear.
It’s so comforting to realize that you are not the only one feeling lost, behind and like you’re never going to get there. So, I am working on loving my twenties and progressing further towards my dreams. You should too!
A sour mood always calls for cookies. Always.
Normally, I just follow the recipe on the back of the Toll-House semi-sweet chip bag and go with it. But this time, I wanted soft, chocolatey, and fluffy.
And I found a recipe that fit the bill. ^^
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup (2 oz) cream cheese (do not use light, fat free or whipped)
3/4 cup brown sugar ( I used dark brown sugar)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cornstarch
Semi sweet chocolate chips (I used a little under half the bag)
Fit your paddle attachment to your mixing bowl and preheat your oven to 350° F.
Mix together your butter, cream cheese, egg, vanilla, and sugars.
Scrape the sides so nothing gets left out. Now, add your flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Mix on medium until doughy.
Now pour in those delicious chocolate chips.
Yumm…. It is recommended that you put this in the fridge covered to chill for an hour or more. However, I didn’t because I was too impatient, and my cookies turned out fine. Do try to restrain yourself. ^^ Try to leave enough cookie dough for at least one batch. (Confession: this is my second time making this cookie dough, the first attempt didn’t make it to the cookie stage because the love and I couldn’t stop eating the dough.)
Roll out your cookie dough balls. I found that using a normal spoon was the perfect amount of cookie dough. I rolled them into balls and then pressed them just a tad before putting them in the oven.
Set a timer for 10 minutes. This was the key to my success. Every single time I make cookies, I forget they’re in the oven and I always burn at least one batch. This timer saved my cookies.
And yummy. I am so happy with these. They’re fluffy, gorgeous and uber chocolatey.
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recipe ever so slightly altered from Averie Cooks