I find that chocolate-chip cookies eliminate stress rather effectively. When I bite into a warm, chewy cookie the cares of life melt away like chocolate chips on my tongue. All of sudden the room is clean, Elon is quietly looking at books, and all is at peace in the world. Yikes! Judging by the looks of this messy room I may need to eat a dozen right now!
In case you missed the link above, this is a really good recipe for chocolate-chip cookies; it uses vanilla pudding to keep the cookies soft. So what's your favorite chocolate-chip cookie recipe?
Award-Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies from Allrecipes.com
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.