Bookish Fun | Lara Jean’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Oh boy do I have a treat for you!

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If you don’t already know, I am a huge fan of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han! Lara Jean (the main character) is a baking genius, and she is in possession of the perfect chocolate chip cookie!

So, obviously I had to try and recreate it.

After hours of digging around, I found a recipe that I’m pretty darn sure Lara Jean would be proud of.

Without further ado, I give you…. (drum roll please)…

Lara Jean’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Tried and tested by yours truly 🙂 and let me tell you what! They are certainly the best cookies I’ve ever had (including homemade, store-bought, bakery bought, etc.!).

(Recipe found on The Cookbook Chronicles. This website that no longer exists.) 

The Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (room temperature!)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt OR sea salt
  • 18 oz. 70% bittersweet chocolate (coarsely chopped)

The Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla extract, flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well!
  5. Add chocolate and stir in!
  6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the cookies batter and them roll into balls. Place them on the baking sheet and dust them with a bit of demerara sugar.
  7. Bake on the middle rack (this is important!) in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes. When the time is up, the cookies should have a slightly darker color around the edge, while still looking very soft and gooey in the center.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post (and enjoy the cookies!)!

Thanks for reading!

Top 5 Books to Read When Its Snowing Outside

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Happy December 1st friends!

(Or, as I like to call it, Christmas #1)!

I haven’t been super active lately due to exams and AP Chemistry (ewewewewew), but I’m trying my best to keep it together in school which means this blog has to take a back seat every now and then 😦

BUT! Here I am with a post on the very first day of December! And today it’s all about the holidays and books, so cozy up with a warm blanket and a hot beverage and let us begin!

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New Goodreads Group: Wordish Whales!

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I’ve  created a new group on goodreads! Don’t ask why I called it Wordish Whales because I have no answer except for that whales are pretty chill? And it’s gonna be a pretty chill group?

Anyway, it’d be awesome if you’d like to join and feel free to send a request here!

I’m planning on doing a monthly book reading thing and having a discussion at the end of the month on my blog! I dunno how we will do the discussion (maybe Google Hangouts like they do on book tube?), but that’s only if everyone’s comfortable with it or there are a few volunteers to discuss the book so the rest can watch live or later!

It’s going to be super fun, but only if people join so swim your way over to the request sender (i’m gonna have a great time with these whale puns omg)!

(Please excuse the many grammatical errors in this post as I wrote it in under 5 minutes! It will probably be deleted later, so don’t worry!)

Bookish Fun: A Visit to Harry Potter World

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GuYs!!!! I finally visited Hogwarts and it made me so happy!!!!!!!

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I was legit so emotional the entire trip because everywhere you looked there was something from the HP series! It was just so so fun (even though it rained a whole lot due to a tropical storm, BUT on the bright side the storm was called Hermione so i’m cool with it).

Anyway, in this post I’m going to share some pictures, stories, and lil’ tid-bits I learned from my trip! Hope you enjoy!

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