Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday's Scoop

Happy Saturday!  Saturday's are perfect days for lots of things.  Baking and reading always seem to find their way into my Saturdays (mixed in with baby wrangling, of course :)).

Here's what I'm baking:
I recently went on a crazy hunt for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I've posted about this before, but now I have a little more to say.  I don't think that it's possible to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.  There are so many different kinds, and, depending on what you want, there isn't one that scratches every itch.  So, here's my roundup of some of the best...

...soft baked chocolate chip cookies.  These are made soft by the addition of cornstarch.  Genius!

...classic Toll House chocolate chip cookies.  You can't knock a classic.

...the Neiman Marcus $250 chocolate chip cookie.  This is my new go to, but I changed the temp to 350, and I only bake for 10-12 minutes.  At the lower recommended temperature and recommended time they are too crunchy for my taste.  These have a rich flavor and a nice combo of crunchy and soft, without being too cakey.  Delish!

...buttery, fudge-like cookies.  These melt in your mouth!

Here's what I'm reading:
I'm sure you've heard about The Giver now playing in theaters.  If I was a bit younger, I probably would have read this in school, but, not one to be left out, I recently read it.  Loved the story, and I can't wait to see the movie.  It's part of a quartet of stories by Lois Lowry.  I'm almost finished with all of them, and that's saying a lot considering that I really value my downtime.

Hope your weekend is filled with tasty treats and good books! 

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