Chocolate Chip Comfort



August was a whirl wind of activity and I am hoping that September will be low-key in comparison.  I was reflecting on the month yesterday and was prompted to take action, a little chocolate chip cookie action.  August brought great highs and some lows including:

  • My husband and I went on a fantastic work trip/vacation without the kids in the Seychelles (Africa)
  • My parents, sister and niece Ruby came for a visit and to take care of the kids while we were away
  • I lost my job, well technically it isn’t lost I know where it went, and maybe my job lost me
  • Our baby turned two, which means that he is not a baby anymore
  • From our yard we ate plums, blackberries, tomatoes, cauliflower, basil, chives, and a few remaining strawberries
  • I read 5 books, the best one was “The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma, see my Goodreads feed to the right if you want to know the others.

September brings the first day of Kindergarten for Sasha as soon as the teacher’s strike ends, and tomorrow I officially become a graduate student pursuing an Master’s in Business Administration.  So there was a lot happening and in the works in August, and I needed to regroup with a little Chocolate Chip comfort to kiss the month goodbye.  If you need a little break try out the recipe below, stop relax and eat a cookie.  My five-year old has told me that they are both “terrific” and the “best cookies he has ever eaten”.  I think it was a marketing ploy so I would give him more cookies.


This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup rice crispies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Blend sugars and butter
  3. Beat in 2 eggs
  4. Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt, flour
  5. Add in the oats, rice crispies and chocolate chips
  6. Drop by medium spoonful onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges are golden brown

Keep relaxing and eating cookies, I know I will be.



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