Today was a rough one. Charlie and I are learning how to work together, instead of divide and conquer. Typically- I run the home (and he helps out wherever I ask/he see’s needs some help) and he works outside of the home. Having this little shop is stretching us- We have to work together and communicate in new ways. We also have some budget wiggle room for the first time in ages and figuring out how to spend/not spend that money is a new place for us to be.
Anyhow, we spend the morning discussing/turmoiling/Target shopping (the begining and end of most arguments). When we came home (and continued disparing at each other) we needed something to redeem. I had seen a tip on pintrest that I wanted to try out (using cornstarch instead of basking powder in Chocolate Chip cookies) and Nolie was in need of some good one on one attention. So to the kitchen we went.
And thus, The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, were born.
After eating a couple of these. Hugging and kissing as much as we can between one crawling around our toes and one trying to climb us- everything looked and felt a little brighter.
Preheat oven to 350 (make sure it is fully preheated before adding cookies)
8tbs melted coconut oil
5tbs softened butter
1 cup sugar (I used a combo of white and brown but you can do either it still works out)
2 teaspoon vanilla
2.5 cups flour
1/2 cup whole rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda (disolved in two tsp. hot water)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 cups chocolate chips (or, you know, more)
1. Cream butter, coconut oil, and sugar till smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in flour and oats ( I used my kitchenaid on the lowest setting) and cornstarch. Add vanilla and dissolved baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips.
2. Spoon onto baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse (or table if that is all you have) salt and bake for 8-10 min (don’t over bake!).
3. Eat them all up. Seriously.