I love chocolate, especially chocolate chip cookies. One of my favorite treats is a warm Tiny Boxwoods’ chocolate chip cookie that you can only get in Houston or Austin. This obviously poses a problem when you live in neither of those cities! Henry’s mom found this recipe claiming to be the closest thing to a Tiny’s cookie, so we had to make them – another great quarantine activity!
First of all this recipe makes a ton of cookies! LARGE cookies at that. We cut the recipe in half, and we still ended up with 18.
- 1 pound unsalted butter (4 sticks)
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (we chose Ghirardelli)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine the butter and the sugars with your mixer.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing between each.
- Now add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and chocolate to combine.
- We used an ice cream scoop to scoop each cookie onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Recommended 2 inches apart. If you want smaller cookies, use a tablespoon.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on size of cookie, until lightly browned. We baked for just under 20 for a gooey middle.
- Let them cool and then EAT!
I hope you try this recipe. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
* Visit Hannah Bunker’s site for more pictures and details of this recipe.
Want to make a tasty treat? I’m not a huge drinker, but I do enjoy a margarita or a glass of sangria, especially on a pretty day! Memphis has had some nice weather since I’ve been here, so my mom and I decided to have a little quarantine fun and enjoy some sangria on the screened porch. Check out the recipe we used below!
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- bottle of dry white wine (750 milliliter)
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
- 1 orange, sliced into rounds
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- 1/4 cup white sugar (optional)
- 2 cups carbonated water (optional; makes drink less sweet)
Once you mix these ingredients in the pitcher, let them cool in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. You’ll be enjoying a glass in no time!
FYI: The recipe makes more than what is shown in the pitcher above. We had already had some by the time I took this photo, oops!
No bake energy balls are one of my family’s favorite snacks, so I thought I would share this recipe with you. I think we’ve made them at least three times in quarantine. These energy balls only take about 10 minutes to make and include peanut butter, vanilla extract, honey, oats, flaxseed and chocolate chips – many ingredients you probably already have.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (we use mini)
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Once you have all of your ingredients in a bowl, mix them until they are combined.
From there, you place them bowl in the refrigerator for the mixture to harden. Once hardened, you can roll the mixture into balls, size of your choice, and then they are ready to eat!