Today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me! While I’m not so big on birthdays, I thought it was a good excuse to have some people over. One of our big problems with having a large number of people over though is our lack of dinnerware. Of course, this could easily be solved for a trip to IKEA, but the problem comes up so rarely and we’ll be packing up and moving in no time, again, so I don’t want to bother getting another set of dishes. So, my challenge for the evening was to think of things people could just pick up and easily eat. Luckily there are lots of delicious foods that fit the bill. Dessert-wise, the first thing I thought of were some simple chocolate chip cookies. I have seen Ashley Rodriguez’s (from Not Without Salt) recipe floating around the internet lately so I thought it was a good time to give them a try. I have to say, they are the perfect chocolate chip cookies.
I have spoken at length about why and how much I suck at baking cookies and the tips I follow to suck a little bit less. Anyway, I think with this batch of cookies (the first one since my last) I can stop pretending that I don’t like making cookies. I don’t think I have become leaps and bounds better but with the right recipe, you can’t go wrong, right?
Often, when I ask my boyfriend for a sweet blog idea he just asks for my banana bread, which isn’t helpful at all since it was one of the first things that I posted up here! The second request is usually cookies but nothing more exciting than ‘chocolate chip’. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against a good chocolate chip cookie. In fact, in many ways there is nothing better.