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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chocolate Chip Birthday Cookies

Monday, February 09, 2009

Chocolate Chip Birthday Cookies

I had a really great birthday...sorry I am just now updating. We have been busy celebrating all weekend long:) Josh outdid himself! When I got home from work he had a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies waiting for me. They were really good!! He also surprised me with a new computer!! He bought me an IMac!! I am in LOVE!! I have been wanting one for a long time, I was shocked he bought it for me!! He really spoiled me!!

My dad also sent me flowers...he has every year since I was a little girl. He is the best!! So I had a lot of nice surprises!! It was the best birthday ever!

Today I am sharing the chocolate chip cookie recipe Josh used. It is a new favorite. It is from Nick Malgieri's book, Cookies Unlimited. These bab
ies are full of chocolate!! They were nice and soft too, the perfect cookie if you ask me!!

It was nice being spoiled on my birthday. I will share pictures and recipes from our dessert party tomorrow!! Stay

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from Cookies Unlimited by Nick Malgieri


2-½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

8 oz butter, 2 sticks, room temperature

1 cup, light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup, 4oz-granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1-tablespoon vanilla extract

1-½ 12oz bags of semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl, set aside. Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until combined. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Remove bowl from stand and mix in flour using a spatula, the dough will be stiff. Stir in chips and distribute through batter.

Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough on parchment lined baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes until cookies a golden around the edges. Transfer cookies to wire rack while still hot. Let cool completely.



Blogger Unknown said...

lovely flowers!! and the cookies on milk-filled champagne glasses are too cute :)

7:35 AM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

What a treasure you have in that man. Glad you're enjoying your sweeties sweets.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Your flowers are lovely and the chocolate chip cookies look delicious! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful flowers!

Delicious cookies!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

Pretty flowers!! And I LOVE the cookies and milk!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Raaga said...

belated happy birthday... you did have a lovely time :)

and this recipe is a keeper... I've got to try this soon.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love the pictures of the champagne milk glasses! The cookies sound delish!

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the picture of the cookies on top of the champagne glasses with milk!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

you look so beautiful in that photo with those lovely flowers!

8:48 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

Sounds like a fantastic birthday. Oh wow, those cookies would have been present enough for me, but congrats on the imac. I love mine!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

awwwwwww so wonderful. Glad you guys had a fun weekend! The cookies look awesome and the flowers are beautiful :)

9:03 AM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmm That book is on my Amazon wishlist!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Kelley Flint said...

Cookies look way yummy. I'll have to try them out. And way to go Josh. Glad that it was a great birthday. Wish I could have been there with you.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Happy belated birthday!! And I have been craving chocolate chip cookies, so these are driving me crazy right now!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love the picture of milk in the wine glasses.

10:09 AM  
Blogger April said...

Very Sweet!! Happy Belated B-day!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Glad you had a good birthday, these cookies look very good.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Happy birthday. You can't beat cookies made by your honey and flowers from your Dad.

11:10 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Happy belated birthday. I think you got two extraordinary gifts - the computer and those cookies! I made cookies for my hubby's birthday and it made him so happy. Forget the fancy desserts. Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies?

11:11 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone! I do have great guys in my life!! I am lucky!

Bridgett- I am glad you love your Imac...I have been playing around with it and so far it is a dream!!

Deborah- I know you are busy with the babe, we should be baking you cookies!!

Short Disorder Cook- Cookies are the best dessert!!

11:14 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Awww! Flowers and cookies! What a great husband!

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11:18 AM  
Blogger grace said...

gorgeous flowers, gorgeous cookies! i'm glad your birthday was enjoyable--here's to many more! :)

12:05 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

A new imac? I am sooo very jealous!!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I am going to have to give these a try. Still searching for the perfect ccc for my hubby! Sounds like you had a great birthday and weekend. I can't wait to see the rest of the dessert party~!

12:22 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

SUCH a spectacular birthday celebration!!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

So sweet that he baked you cookies! I'm very excited for your new iMac! We got one last year an I LOVE it!!!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! That's the cutest picture with the champagne glasses and cookies!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Holy lord do these ever look gorgeous! I love the milk in the glasses!! Im always up for different versions of choc chips, these will be next.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Leslie- Yes, I was shocked to find a new Imac!! I am loving it!!

Mary Ann- I hope you like this ccc recipe! We sure did! Let me know if you try it!

Aggie- Glad you love your Imac. I am still playing around with it. I may need help figuring it out:)

Live Love Eat- Glad you like the photos! It was a great way to "Cheer" in my birthday:)

Donna- I love choc. chip cookies!! These do not disappoint!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

What a nice birthday haul, Maria! Those cookies look close to perfection. At some point I need to resume my ccc testing/tasting. TWD baking takes up most of my sugar consumption allotment, unfortunately. My 23 year old helped me set up my mac and she knew some very cool tricks.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Glad you had a nice birthday! The flowers are beautiful and the cookies look delish!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Happy birthday Maria! Looks like a great day! Pretty flowers, yummy chocolate chip cookies, and sweet new Mac!! I look forward to seeing pix from the dessert party!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Happy belated birthday!!
Such a cute idea with the champagne glasses...
You are blessed to have a sweet husband and father :)

5:18 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

Aww, your hubby is so sweet!! Lovely gifts! And cookies, yummy!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Pretty flowers, and of course the cookies look amazing.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I love that he made you cookies and that the milk is in the champagne glasses. I am defintiely going to have to check out that book, too! Happy Birthday!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

those chocolate chip cookies look perfect! like the perfect combo of soft and chewy and thick and perfectly golden. i'm impressed, and i'd like one right now!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Happy Birthday! lucky you... those cookies look like they belong in a magazine :)

8:53 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Your hubby and your dad did GOOD! :)

12:29 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Lovin the milk in the champagne flutes!!

3:58 AM  
Blogger MacDuff said...

I love this idea!!! What a great idea for a birthday party. I'm with you on the no-cake thing.

I can't believe this is the first time I've seen your blog - I have already bookmarked a few recipes! And I'm already basically diabetic from looking at the first five posts...Love it!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Those cookies do look fabulous. I'll have to try that recipe. I've printed it.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Great idea! You are never too old to enjoy a good ice cream cookie sandwich! I love you flowers too! they remind me of my wedding! I am always amazed at how much your hubby bakes/cooks! I am afraid to go in the kitchen when my husband is feeling creative! Happy Birthday!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

Happy Birthday, belated!
Looks like you had a great time!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I feel like i haven't been here in forever, and then I come in and find this amazing cookie post. Holy moly!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! You deserve it!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Wow, all those cookies look so yummy! Lovely pics, thanks for sharing.


12:55 PM  

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