The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come
and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
Song of Solomon 2:12
Hello, sweet friends…
Spring is such an amazing time of year…
a time when everything...
from trees and bushes…
to the smallest tiniest blades of grass…
begin to cover the earth…
In a matter of weeks we watch as new life blossoms…
from what seems to be dark and bleak…
bringing one of the most beautiful gifts we are given each year…
a sense of hope and renewal.
As some of you know I play the piano at my sweet little church here on the coast…and this past week was super busy! The beginning of Lent is a special time for me…one in which I try to make a deeper commitment in my faith journey. That being said I had a great time celebrating Mardi Gras (bahaha!) and later decided to bake cookies! Below is a recipe I found and I think you will really like it.
Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 tsp baking soda
6 cups flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp vanilla
5 sticks unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla…mix until well blended.
Stir the dry ingredients in (baking soda, salt, & flour) until evenly combined. Add chocolate chips.
Scoop batter onto baking sheet…2-3 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden & centers are almost set
Let cool before eating…if you can😉
Just a few extra things…I actually halved this recipe…wrapped the extra dough & placed it in the freezer…(until later) after all this is the Lenten season…which for me means fasting.😘