Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies with Henry Mack

One of my favorite things about attending blogging conferences is getting to know new people. When I attended Alt a few months ago I met the two lovely girls behind Henry Mack at a Downton Abbey themed party. Kara and Mary created Henry Mack, their house dress company, to provide a glamorous muumuu for mamas. Their house dresses are designed to be comfy yet provide coverage as you chase your little ones and get things done around the house!

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Luke and I closed on our new home last week and the very first thing we did in it was make some amazing chocolate chip cookies. The oven in our apartment was…the worst. It was fine for making casseroles or roasting things but it lacked the finesse needed for baking. We had it fixed, it still burned everything. We adjusted the temperature and bake time and it still burned everything. She was a lemon, the poor girl. Anyway, we were so excited to try out our new oven and have yummy homemade cookies after a long year of store-bought, lame treats. They came out perfectly – so tasty and warm and BOOM, our house is now a home :)

So now I’m going to share with you a secret to getting amazing chocolate chip cookies. It will change your cookie making game. It will add depth to the flavor and improve the texture and it isn’t even an ingredient…

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s time. Yep, TIME. Specifically, time in the fridge after you make the dough and before you bake the cookies. It’s simple, just make the dough and then wrap it up in plastic or seal it in bins and then let it sit in the fridge for 3-5 days. That’s it. Your cookies will come out so much better for it. I know, it sounds crazy. We thought so too when we first read about it but here’s the deal: a few years ago we made cookies, left the leftover dough in the fridge, and forgot about it. We found it several days later and wondered if we could still make cookies or if it was a lost cause. Luke found an article that said we could totally bake those bad boys up and then it explained the science behind why they would be even better after their lengthy stay in the back of the fridge. And boy were those cookies GOOD. Like, before you know it you’ve already eaten 6 cookies and really, what’s one more at that point?

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup oats
3 cups all-purpose flour (measure flour like a pro, click here)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 bag milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl whisk together sugars and butter until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, and baking soda, mix well.

Add the dry ingredients, a little at a time, to the wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Spoon dough onto cookie sheet and bake 10-13 minutes. After 1-2 minutes remove from pan to cooling rack to cool completely.

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

In these photos I’m wearing House Dress ii in Pink Is My Favorite Color c/o Henry Mack.

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. I love chocolate chip cookies! These look so delicious!! I love the photos you posted too! It looks like you guys had a good time. :) Thank you for sharing this recipe! I will definitely try them out!!

  2. Now this is a recipe I can get behind. Basically because I typically run out of time to make the cookie batter, bake them, and then let them cool long enough for them to gobble up the treats. I typically use this process while baking for the holidays, too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the tip about making chocolate chip cookies! Your dress is cute, too!

  4. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite to make. Not only do they smell amazing, but they taste amazing too! I have used the same recipe for years now and am a bit tired of them. I will have to give these a try. They sound delicious! Congrats on closing on your new home. That must feel amazing, especially to have a decent working oven now too! Woo-hoo. Mines kind of not great!

  5. We freeze our cookie dough cause sometimes we make cookies just to eat the cookie dough, then I’ll make a batch and not want to continue. :) I’ve found that it takes less time to bake the cooled cookie dough. I’m pinning your recipe, it’s different than mine and it sounds really interesting (I love that you used oats and more brown sugar):)! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. This is PERFECT for someone with a short attention span like me! ;) I love the idea of baking, but often by the time I have the dough ready I don’t feel like doing it anymore. Now I can set it aside, be lazy, and then have great-tasting cookies afterwards! Thanks for the tip!

  7. I had not ever heard the tip to leave the cookie dough in the fridge like that before!! Congrats on your new home and the oven. That would be hard to have an oven that you can ever bake in.

  8. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    Oh these sound like such delicious cookies, a recipe for me to make and bake with my toddler. Congratulations on your new home, it’s always so lovely to have somewhere to call your own. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I need to make a batch of these. By the way your hair is gorgeous! :)

  9. My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for time in the fridge too (about 2 hours). If the butter is chilled, then the cookies will stay puffier. If you cook them right away, the butter flattens quicker and you get a flat cookie. Isn’t baking science amazing?

  10. Thank you for introducing this cool homewear brand! And for sharing the scrumptious recipe of your chocolate chip cookies!!
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

  11. Ps. Your braid is amazing!!!

  12. Lovely dress you have and such a gorgeous design and the colours. I love chocolate chip cookies and those look absolutely amazing so far I have been having store bought ones so can not weight to move into my new place and start baking

  13. Time is a huge part in baking. The pastries can be worst if they are either overbaked or underbaked. Your fishtail braid looks so cute. :) The house dress also looks very comfortable so it’s easy to move around in the kitchen without being sweaty while baking and preparing.


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