Mom’s Cookies

IMG_5700-2I was lucky growing up to have a mom that baked. We never had store-bought cookies in our lunch – something I whined about as a kid. But I now appreciate what my mom was trying to do. She taught me the difference between pre-made and homemade. She kept me from becoming someone whose recipes include ingredients like “1 box Bisquick” or “instant brownie mix”. (If you’re reading this and feeling offended because you use instant shit, come see me. You can still be saved.) Thanks, mom.

She used to make these cookies all the time when I was a kid. Everyone loved them (obviously) and I am going to share them with you because I’m mama’s little sweetie and I would never deprive you.

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

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There are few other cookie recipes I could give to you that are as simple as this. These cookies are super chewy, with crispy edges and a warm, buttery, coconut flavour. They’re so soft, you’ll want to bite into them in slow motion. (Or in fast motion, in that way you did when you were a kid and pretended your mouth was a chopping machine.)

I usually eat these plain, without topping, but I had a Hershey’s bar handy today. So I drizzled them with chocolate.

No ragrets.

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Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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CHRISTMAS IS OVER AND I DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT ANYTHING ANYMOREEE

Just these cookies. I can already hear the guy in the background, flailing one arm in the air and yelling “HAAYYY. WE’VE ALRIDDY HAD CHOC-LIT CHUP CUCKIES.” But these are chocolate chunk cookies. With salt. And some extra TLC. I promise if you get on this salty cookie train with me, you’ll get off in chocolate town with a hop in your step and a crumb in your pocket.

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