the perfect chocolate cookie + homemade brown sugar

Chocolate cookies are just my favorite. I mean, how can you go wrong with a delightful cookie filled with chocolate morsels?
That's right. You can't.

For my cookies, I follow the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe. Why mess with a classic, amirite? However, my secret is making my own brown sugar. You know how sometimes you buy brown sugar, and it gets all dried out and hard and basically it's useless and you have to throw it away? Oh, that only happens to me? Anywho, making your own ensures it's nice and fresh each and every time. For this recipe, I used 3/4 cup of organic cane sugar with just under 1 T of molasses. I mixed them together in a small bowl until they came together. Easy peasy. It keeps your cookies super moist (god I hate that word), and gives them the right amount of sweetness. Give it a shot.


  1. making your own brown sugar, that is sort of genius. i am the one stabbing her brown sugar brick to get little shards to fall off for recipes.

  2. i love the tollhouse recipe too! i usually throw in a little mapplewood honey too.

  3. Is that really what brown sugar is?! Just sugar and molasses?! [insert "The More You Know" graphic here]

    1. Yes ma'am! Sugar and molasses. So simple it boggles my mind.

  4. We've made the Tollhouse recipe ever since I was little–I don't eat anything else EXCEPT a fabulous recipe the New York Times publish ten or so years ago. Those are my two go-tos.

  5. Moist...such an awful word.
    Anyway, a chocolate chip cookie sounds fabulous right now and making your own brown sugar is a genius move--thanks for the tip! xoxo


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