Chocolate Chip Cookies and a New Job

As I’ve mentioned, I like to bake people things when I feel bad about something I’ve done/will do to them. It’s my way of pathetically begging them not to hate me.

This time around, I have to have that terrifying “I’m leaving” conversation with my boss. There’s nothing wrong with my current job, but I just accepted a position in a school (!) as a Work Experience Coordinator, so I have to move on. For those that don’t know, I earned a Master’s and License in School Counseling last year, and since then, I have been searching doggedly for a job (counseling, ideally, but really anything in a school). So this is a very good, very hard-won opportunity for me. I am excited and terrified.

SO. My boss is very nice, so I’m sure he will be supportive, but I’m the kind of person who just fears making any kind of waves, so I wanted to have something that would ease us into the conversation.

So………………….COOKIES!

I love me some cookies, and I am on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I like my CCCs crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. And when I say chewy, I mean chewy. A bakery near my house (Rustica) makes the perfect CCC, so if I could just steal their recipe, I would. But I don’t know it. So I just keep trying.

Here’s the recipe I used tonight. It’s not The One, so the search continues. But it’s okay.

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Throw your white and brown sugar and butter into a bowl and mix until smooth.

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Then add the egg, and if you were a normal, intelligent person, you would also add your vanilla at this point. Unfortunately, I’m me, and I cleaned out my spice rack when I re-did my kitchen, and forgot that I never bought more vanilla. So…there’s that. Mix your egg AND YOUR STUPID VANILLA in.

Photo (49)Now the dry stuff. Mix in your flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Photo (50)Then the chocolate chips.

Photo (55)Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Give them some good distance in between because they will spread a bit.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, rotating halfway through.

Photo (51)Let sit on the sheets for a couple of minutes afterward, then transfer to cooling racks.

Photo (52)Put them in a nice tin for your boss/co-workers.

Photo (53)And of course save some for the roomies.

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      1. Yay!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!! YES, travel buddies!! How soon? There is a replica Central Perk thing in NYC until the 18th of Oct and I’m a little obsessed about needing to go there… Yes?

        1. I heard of that and thought of you- you should definitely go! I don’t know though, that’s really soon, and I was thinking more along the lines of “i’ll save up some money for a trip over the summer” :/

  1. Ha ha! I love this idea. You are wonderful… and I’m very excited for you! Now I kind of want you to do something bad to me so that you can make up with yummy cookies…

  2. Ha ha! I love this idea. You are wonderful… and I’m very excited for you! Now I kind of want you to do something bad to me so that you can make up with yummy cookies…

    1. ha I know! Ok basic version: I’m a workforce coordinator at a charter school in South Mpls. It’s been fantastic so far. I hate new things, so I don’t like that part of it, but so far it’s been a really good thing for me. So now that I’ll have built-in vacation days….travel buddies?

      1. Yay!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you!! YES, travel buddies!! How soon? There is a replica Central Perk thing in NYC until the 18th of Oct and I’m a little obsessed about needing to go there… Yes?

        1. I heard of that and thought of you- you should definitely go! I don’t know though, that’s really soon, and I was thinking more along the lines of “i’ll save up some money for a trip over the summer” :/

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