We all have them; the not so perfect, and the perfect day. We know that however rough our day was — whatever disagreement, coffee you spilled, family or friend we disappointed, shopping, time for yourself, spending it in good company — comfort food is the go to feel good. Some of us even call them guilty pleasures.
Look, in truth, there is no such thing as bad comfort food. If it gives you comfort, it is good. (Of course, all in moderation.) However, If you find your spoon hitting the bottom of the family size mac-n-cheese on Monday, only one chocolate chip cookie left from the two dozen you made on Tuesday, AND it is only Wednesday...start praying for a better end of the week.
Do we all have our idea about which comfort foods are the best? I mean, of course, you already know the answer to that. Most of the time your choices are related to memory rather than taste buds, sometimes even a smell, or simply good advertising. Below I have listed 5 of my family and friends favorite comfort foods, picked from the nationwide top 100 list.
Chocolate chip cookies (with and without walnuts).
Pizza. (thick and thin crust)
Chicken noodle soup
Biscuits and gravy (optional with grits)
Cinnamon Rolls or Sticky Buns (ok, that was two)
What are your go-to comfort foods? Moreover, do you remember why they comfort you? Share your favorites in the comments section.
Today, I will share with you my favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Mumma Pie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1.5 sticks butter, softened
¼ cup cold pressed coconut oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed (dark) brown sugar
3 teaspoon pure bourbon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
3/4 cup Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts ( optional)
Make sure your flour is not old.
Using imitation vanilla extract does not taste the same.
If baking in a warm area, set dough in refrigerator for 5 min.
Use whatever chips you desire, these suggestions are my preference.
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl or kitchen Aid, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen bars. Unless you get tired and make them jumbo or have someone that likes to sneak the dough when you are not looking. : )
FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake until golden brown approximately 12 to 17 min.
I hope you enjoy :)