Now it's not that I dislike baking per se. I'm just not very good at it. I'm going to share a little secret with you. About two years ago, I tried to take a pre-mature stab at this whole food blog thing, and to this day, I'm surprised I haven't made some sort of Buzzfeed post about disgusting foods or Pinterest fails with some of these photos that I put up. It was a bit painful. And no, this wasn't me in high school posting these pics. I was like a solid twenty one years old. So, I present you with exhibit A.
That all being said, I've been really trying to master the art of baking and I think I'm doing quite well. Let me know what you think of my latest recipe for chocolate chip cookies with pretzels. I may be opening up to the sweet department but come on, you've got to add a little salt to it...and use dark chocolate.
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12-oz.) package dark chocolate chips.
2 cups coarsely crushed pretzel sticks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream butter and sugar together using an electric mixer or a heavy duty standing mixer until creamy. Add in the eggs and vanilla, beating until it is all blended. In a medium sized bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter. Beat in the chocolate chips and the pretzel sticks at a slow speed. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto a greased parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 - 13 minutes until the edges are golden brown, or desired doneness.