True Love {& Chocolate of Course}

Romance might happen every day. Lust might even happen every day. But finding true love?

About as rare as finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

A recipe that you want in your recipe box forever, that you don’t need to change or alter to make better. A recipe that stands the test of time. One which you are proud to bring to family gatherings and there is never a crumb left on the plate. A chocolate chip cookie so good that on a bad day just the smell emitting from the oven elicits a smile.

Luckily for me, I have both. And since I’m so generous I’ll share one of them with you. But hands off the other one ladies.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal

Family recipe

  • 3/4 C butter at room temperature
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C slightly rounded oatmeal
  • 1 C dark chocolate chips
  • Bake in moderate oven until done.
  • Ok, ok… if you need a little more instruction then the recipe handed down to me here you go:
  • Cream the butter and sugars until lightly fluffy. One at a time, beat in the eggs until well incorporated. Beat in the vanilla for about 30 seconds.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and oatmeal.
  • Add to the butter mixture and beat until just combined.
  • Add in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  • Put the dough in the fridge and let sit for at least 24 hours before rolling the dough into about 30 cookies.
  • Bake about 9-12 minutes at 350 degrees.


  • I got ahold of 72% cocoa baking feves last time I was in Montreal. They make the most amazing cookies! Beware though: if you are not a fan of dark chocolate the cookies might not be sweet enough for you. If you want to make your own purchase of baking feves try Valrhona Araguani Dark 72% Cocoa from Venezuela. Not that I would know (cough, cough) but you can order from They deliver the massive 6.6 lb box right to your door complete with a cool pack.
  • If you really, truly don’t like dark chocolate (booo on you) then you may (grudgingly) substitute your favorite, but inferior, milk chocolate chips.
  • Sorry for the long absence in posts. In addition to having the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and true love I am lucky enough that my parents let me join them for a few weeks at their condo in the sun.



3 thoughts on “True Love {& Chocolate of Course}

  1. If this is the same recipe you gave me back in February then I can definitely vouch for their deliciousness! I’ve made them several times already!

    Makes me want to do some baking…

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