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 www.radmomcoolkid.com

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies www.radmomcoolkid.com

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…

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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 www.radmomcoolkid.com

The Secret to Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies www.radmomcoolkid.com

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 www.radmomcoolkid.com

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