Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Alexandra Heater | 0 Comments

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is near and dear to my heart. Over the last 6 or 7 years it has become my go to for all of our family gatherings, pot lucks, holidays and they're requested several times a month at our own house.

They're the perfect mix of chocolate chip and cookie, slightly crisp on the outside and soft & chewy on the inside. The ingredients and recipe couldn't be easier, and I have a feeling this will become your favorite go-to classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

(Please scroll to the bottom to view the ingredients and instructions!)

6Tbs butter (softened)

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1tsp vanilla

1 egg

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 of a bag (my bag is 11.5 oz) of chocolate chips

 

First start by putting your butter in a stand mixer and mix using a paddle attachment for a minute or two. Once it's nice and soft and creamy, add in both sugars and mix until they'll well incorporated. Next, add in the vanilla and egg, and mix until the egg is no longer visible.

At this point, I stop the mixer and add in all of the dry ingredients at once. I know this isn't the traditional way to add dry ingredients when baking, but hey, it's super easy and hasn't let me down yet, ha! So, add in all the dry ingredients, and then turn on the mixer slowly. Let it mix only until the dry ingredients are soaked up by the wet...try not to over mix. Once everything is combined, add in your chocolate chips and mix for just a few seconds more. That's it for the dough!

I use a heaping tablespoon to help portion out the cookies so they all end up about the same size, and I line 12 up at a time on a cookie sheet. I bake mine for 10 minutes at 350 and no matter what oven we've used, they come out perfect every time! Sometimes they don't look, quiiiiite done, but pull them out anyway and transfer them to a cooling rack they'll continue cooking through in the middle just a bit! 

This recipe makes somewhere around 22 cookies...depending on how big you make them and how much of the dough you eat ;)

Thanks so much for letting me share one of my most treasured recipes...I wish I could make you all a batch myself!! If you try out the recipe, please let me know what you think!! I have a feeling it just might become your new favorite!!

xo,

Alex

 

 

 

AR Oils: Decongestant Remedy

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Alexandra Rose | 0 Comments

 

Recently, one of the boys was acting super congested.  By the time I realized what seemed to be the cause, I went for the oils.  Within hours, I could feel my own lungs opening up more and breathing easier.  It's a gred trio to have on hand.  Just one drop of Purification, R.C., and Lemon in the diffuser and easy breezy (no pun intended).

 

 

AR Lifestyle: Outdoor Inspiration

Posted on May 09, 2017 by Alexandra Rose | 0 Comments

These warmer days have us dreaming of dinners on the patio and backyard bonfires.  We rounded up some of our favorite outdoor spaces for your viewing enjoyment.  We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.  

 

AR Oils: Dryer Balls

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Alexandra Rose | 0 Comments

When we first started swapping out toxic products in our home for all natural ones, I was really hesitant to get rid of our dryer sheets especially since Mark (husband) is kind of a fanatic about having 'really good smelling' laundry).  I thought for sure that using dryer balls would mean we would have to sacrifice on scent. But, once we had used up the rest of our dryer sheets I nonchalantly replaced them with these wool dryer balls and I can't even tell you how much better our laundry smells now! I love using lavender, purification, or any citrus scent on them, and they help absorb moisture so our clothes dry even faster than normal!

Win all around.  

AR Oils: Citrus Saver

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Alexandra Rose | 0 Comments

This is one of my most favorite ways to prepare our apples anytime we are going on a trip in the car, a hike, or if I'm just super on top of it and prepping lunch stuff for the kids (that last one doesn't happen often 😜)

I sliced up 4 big apples and put them in a bowl of cold water with ice along with 4 drops of orange essential oil. Let them hang out for 5 or 10 minutes, and then set them on a towel to dry! They stay extra crispy and don't brown for days, and orange give them such a delicious taste...my boys go nuts over them! 

This 15 mL bottle of orange is only $10.75 and has so many uses ! Put it on your wool dryer balls, put it in a de-stressing blend, or defuse it when you are in need of a little bit of uplifting! Definitely one of those oils I'm so glad to have on hand, and you can't beat the price.  

AR Lifestyle: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Alexandra Rose | 0 Comments

So I just made this smoothie and it ended up tasting even better than I imagined so I thought I’d share the recipe, ha!


1/2 cup almond milk
big handful of spinach
1 small banana
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla spice, but if you use chocolate I assume you  could omit the cocoa powder)
1/4 cup uncooked oats
Handful of ice

Blend until desired consistency and done.  Tastes like a chocolate cherry milkshake and I'm in heaven.  

A Closer Look: In the Studio

Posted on April 05, 2017 by Alexandra Rose | 0 Comments

Guys, it's hard running a business from home, especially when you have three littles underfoot.  Nonetheless, I am so grateful for what I get to do and am overcome with joy each time I see one of your little ones wearing something I dreamt up.  

Since moving, the new studio space has been a work in progress so I thought I'd share a few sneak peeks of what's been going on in there.  

 

 

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