This recipe is from Cookie DO, a new place in New York City that is BOOMING. ~ If only I lived closer! I have made this several times and it is DELICIOUS! Be warned it is DANGEROUS, you may not be able to stop eating it!
PHOTO CREDIT: Cookie Do NYC
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups loosely packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Mix flour and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugars until no lumps are left. Mix in the milk and then vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture and stir. (It should be light and fluffy. ) Fold in the chocolate chips.
* Note from KARE: I used hormone free butter and milk, organic sugars, Enjoy mini chocolate chips, sea salt, organic pure vanilla and Wheat Montana flour. From my experience you do not want to use the “dip-level-pour” method for the flour. Just scoop the flour out of the bag or the dough will be too buttery and greasy. Also, it doesn’t work so well with large grain raw sugar.
You are going to really like this one!
For all of my life that I can remember I have been all about cozy. I wrote about it on this blog post and also in my introduction here. So many things make me feel cozy. My grandparents house. Memories of my childhood. Holidays at home. Family summer vacations at the beach. Watching thunderstorms. Going home to visit family. Doing puzzles. Candles. Sitting around a fire. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
Enter the word Hygge.
Before I delve into that, I want to tell you that I am 1/4 Danish. Now that may not be a big deal to those of you who are Italian or German or something, but I am a heinz 57 and if I am as much as 1/4 of anything, it’s pretty exciting to me!
Back to the word. Hygge is a Danish word (see the connection?) which is hard to define and even more difficult to pronounce. You say the “y” with your mouth shaped like an “oh” while you are saying “ee”. The gg is a hard g sound and the last e is almost an afterthought, but sort of like an “uh”. You can google “how to pronounce hygge” and hear it for yourself.
Anyway, rather than give a dictionary definition, I will take the rest of this post to try to describe it. Number one. I am hygge. I feel that all of my life this has been me and now I found a word that fits me. To me, hygge is HOME. It is my heritage.
I bought some tea that came with a book called “The Little Book of Hygge” that is all about how to live a hygge life. You can click on that link and get it on Amazon. Here are some of the things that were suggested:
- comfortable furniture with throw pillows and natural fiber blankets
- soft lighting, candlelight, strings of twinkle lights, sparkles, ambiance…
- bay windows, small spaces, plants, teapots and mugs, nooks, cushions, hammocks, porch swings, benches under trees, flower gardens
- jammies, sweats, large sweaters, wool socks, scarves, layers, cardigans, jumpers, layers
- casual hairstyles
- cooking slowly from scratch
- hot drinks, popcorn, sourdough, soup, crock pots, sweets, cake, wine, chocolate, jam, mulled cider
- soft textures
- honey, vanilla, pine fragrances
- the sounds of loons, the ocean, rippling brooks
- planning and making memories and recording them in journals or scrapbooks
- reminiscing, nostalgia…
- puzzles, board games, coloring, photo albums, hand-crafts (cards, letters, crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, quilting, embroidering, etc)
- notebooks and pens
- put away the devices
- summer hikes, biking, yard games (boules, croquet), camping, picnics, watching the stars, picking fruit together, outdoor movies, mushroom foraging
- sledding, family ski trips
- snow, rain, big storms (watching them safely from your window)
- crackling fires, fireplaces, campfires, wood stoves
- cabins, camping, vintage campers
- autumn and winter
- down to earth
- togetherness, warmth, harmony, shalom, 3-4 intimate friends
Here are a few items to get you started on your own hygge life:
- A book of Hygge recipes
Depending on your age, that phrase will mean different things to you. =) What I’m talking about today, however, is Amazon Prime.
Do you enjoy Amazon shopping? Shopping online? Just in case there is someone out there who hasn’t heard of this before, let me tell you about the benefits.
- You can order anything you want in the Amazon Prime category at the Amazon website and have FREE two-day shipping… even if it’s only one item! Isn’t that crazy?
- You have access to Amazon Prime Videos, which is similar to Netflix… except it’s included with Amazon Prime.
- They have an app for your smart device
- You can earn 5% back if you use the Amazon Prime credit card.
- They have a referral program
- Every year on PRIME DAY, you will be offered special deals available to no one else. Deals on Audible, Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Video, Amazon Music and Amazon Shopping for electronics, wedding or baby registry, home services and MORE!
Guess what? Prime Day is TODAY! If you are already a member, check it out! If not, go join Amazon Prime and take a look at those deals!