Tips-y Tuesdays: Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Update!

I get lots of requests for my chocolate chip cookies, but I still like to play around with the recipe. Sometimes I try completely new ones, and other times I take mine and tweak them. K had mentioned wanting the cookies to be a bit thicker and not spread as much. I also wanted to remove the ice cube part of my recipe because with my current fridge, getting ice cubes can be noisy. Usually I am making cookies during nap time, so I wanted a way of making the cookies in a quieter way. (Oddly enough, the mixer doesn’t usually wake the Fudgelet.)

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K wants the cookies bigger the next time I make them, but I was keeping them smaller for my dad. You can do whatever size you like, just know that you will need to adjust the baking time. These cookies do not spread as much as the original recipe, so you can put them a bit closer together.

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Friday Favorites 8

We are getting close to Father’s Day. K said he didn’t want anything. No big fuss, etc. His family was never big on celebrating holidays, so celebrating the smaller ones like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day seems weird for him. I get it. I do. But he still doesn’t fully get that I like celebrating him. So, while I won’t do anything big, because after all, he has a birthday next month I need to do more preparing for…and the Fudgelet does, too…omg, I can’t keep up with this…I still plan on doing a little something. Some small ways to say thanks for being a good dad. For working a stressful job with looooong hours, but still finding smiles for your family. For creating new ways of playing with old toys. For cooking dinner. For doing the dishes even on nights when you made dinner. For Sunday drives when the Fudgelet falls asleep 5 minutes from home, and you don’t want to risk waking him or ruining his nap. For providing half of the cuteness of the Fudgelet. For taking him in the morning after a rough night so that I can get a little more sleep. For many things. So, today’s links are potential ideas for K. So, K, you can peek at these and let me know if you have a favorite, or you can be surprised. You’ve been warned. 😉

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Tunisian Meatballs

Meatballs are a great recipe in my house. Both K and I like them, and I can make them ahead! Plus, with so many varieties of sauces and flavors, you don’t have to get bored. Today’s recipe is easy, even if it has some fancier ingredients, like saffron. This is definitely a recipe I want to make over and over.

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