Comfort Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are  my comfort food. Fresh out of the oven, with a huge glass of milk for dipping; I could eat an entire batch, guilt free (until about an hour later, when it’d be all about the guilt).

This cycle has been crazy. I didn’t ovulate until CD27, which in itself made me insane. Since then, I’ve been feeling off. I’ve been exhausted…absolutely WIPED. Then, since about 5DPO, I’ve been having cramps and twinges and pains in my lower abdomen. I’m trying my hardest not to get excited, trying not to get my hopes up. My temperatures keep rising and rising, which is a fantastic sign. So I don’t know what to do. I’m tired of the disappointment that comes with each failed cycle, and I’m tired of seeing great big negatives month after month. So what do I do?

I bake chocolate chip cookies.

Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Canadian Living)

1 cup (250 mL) butter
1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla
2-1/3 cups (575 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
2 cups (500 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Skor toffee bitsIn the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and two sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Beat, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add dry ingredients slowly, and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and Skor bits.
Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a sheet pan. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Devour with a tall glass of milk.


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