Since I can't be with him on the big day, I sent my dad his favorite thing to help celebrate. (Dad, if for some reason they still haven't made it to you then....SURPRISE! Hopefully they make it today or I'm going to be upset with the post office again!)
Warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies. Ok, so they aren't going to be warm or quite as fresh for him, but they are still delicious (trust me, I saved one or two for myself...only the ugly ones of course).
I can't tell you how proud I am of these cookies. They were true bakery-style cookies. Extra large. Thick. Chewy on the inside. Crispy on the outside.
Chocolate chip cookies are normally never my first choice. Give me oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, or even white chocolate macadamia nut. But these chocolate chip cookies? These could put up a strong fight against any of those. They were the perfectly salty and sweet. Plus, I think I there was more of a chocolate chip-to-dough ratio than I am used to, which didn't hurt onnne bit!
Are convinced of their awesomeness yet?
Dad, you deserve the best and that is why you are getting a box full of the best chocolate chip cookies in the world! I hope you agree ;) And I hope you enjoy every last bite (but feel free to share with the fam...if you can help it). I would not be where I am in life today without you and all of your sacrifices for me and our family as a whole. I love you so much and cannot wait to see you over Christmas.
The recipe I used came from Jenny at the Picky Palate. I made her Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies before and almost died in awe of deliciousness (you can find my post about that here). As good as those were, I remember loving the cookie dough itself almost just as much. So when it came time to choose a recipe for Dad's b-day cookies, I knew this would be it! The only change was eliminating the Oreos. But don't worry, you won't miss them this time.