I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

double chocolate chip cookies

double chocolate chip cookies

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I love chocolate and these are by far the best chocolate chip cookies... because there is a ton of chocolate, which is how it should be right? :)
Ghirardelli Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

yield-2 dozen cookies


1 bag (11.5 oz.) Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
6Tbsp. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 bag (12 oz) Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
1 cup (4 oz.) chopped walnuts

In a double boiler over hot water, melt the bittersweet chocolate chips and butter. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until thick; stir in chocolate mixture. In small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Gently mix in milk chocolate chips and walnuts.

Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form dough into two logs, each 2 inches in diameter and about 8 inches long. As the dough will be very soft, use plastic wrap to hold dough in log shape. Wrap tightly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375. Unwrap dough; with sharp knife, cut into 3/4 inch slices. Place slices 1 1/2 inches apart on a greased pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until shiny crust forms on top but interior is soft.

Cool on baking sheet.

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