Happy Monday, y’all!

So this past weekend while I was out at my parents house, in Maryland I decided that I wanted to bake some cookies. I asked future Dr. Hubby to help because I thought it would be nice to do something together since our couple-time had been limited during his time at Hopkins this past month (See Away Rotations for why). I personally love to bake and have been in the kitchen since I was a little girl. I blame my grandmothers for my sweet tooth and my interest in making sweets 🙂

My favorite recipe to bake is an adaptation to the original NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookies (see below for recipe and directions). It isn’t anything special, but I have some fond memories of baking these cookies over the years.

So once future Dr. Hubby got home from the hospital on Sunday, we got started… well, future Dr. Hubby got started and then eventually fell asleep on the couch while I finished and cleaned up. The issue with my interest in baking is that I do not need to be eating all that sugar, so I often find people to pawn my baked goods off on (family, coworkers etc.) This time I sent the majority of the cookies to the hospital with future Dr. Hubby to share with the starving med students and residents and apparently they were a hit! Although, I think they were more of a hit because they were free food! haha!

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Got to love a man in scrubs 😉


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


  • 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 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.

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