I blush and kick my foot in the dirt, because really I just like to try to master the things that I love, whether it be painting in watercolors, making some darn good pizza, photography, blogging, or just making the best bread, cookies, or quilts imaginable...I am there, doing it, for no one else but me.
There is something about challenging yourself to make something close to perfection. Something about losing yourself in whatever it is you are doing, somehow it is the best way to find yourself, at least it is true for me anyway.
So, today I will share one of my little bits of perfection with you. I make these cookies every single time my nephew Viktor comes to visit. He tells his other aunts, "You don't love me as much as Aunt Kimmie because she makes me chocolate chip cookies!" He loved them up until his last visit anyway, when he decided to dip them into chocolate milk. Instead of saying they were gross because of that, he yelled, "These are GROSS!" When his dad came to pick him up, he and his friends declared that they were in fact, quite delicious.
Recipes are hard because what tastes amazing to one family and may be their VERY favorite, may taste too strong or not good to another family. I based this recipe off of ones that use an equal brown sugar to white sugar ratio and they turn out to have the best color, flavor, and consistency. This recipe took me a good year to figure out. I hope you enjoy. Make some and come back and let me know how they taste will you?
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 large egg
1 tsp real vanilla extract