We fell asleep to rain and woke up to… rain; There’s still a novelty to the persistent precipitation in our new locale (though ask me in a few weeks…). A gentle drizzle continued to fall in the background as I brewed a big pot of coffee and busied myself with a morning of recipe testing.
I spend a good chunk of my work days in the kitchen, the pup underfoot, developing recipes, photographing ingredients and dishes, and of course cooking regular meals for the Honey and me. It’s my very favorite place. Today was no different.
Only today, by early afternoon, I had almost nothing to show for my efforts. I had over-proofed a batch of cinnamon roll dough, and was still struggling to perfect a new pumpkin ice cream recipe. Then the pup, normally happy at my feet or pressed against the warm stove, but today full of anxious, rain-induced excess energy, licked a chicken recipe mid-shoot.
I needed a cookie. A chocolate chip cookie.
With the kitchen a disaster, and my sheet pans and silpats in use, I opted for a simpler version: chocolate chip cookie bars. Or would you call these blondies? Either way, they’re the sort of simple, tried-and-true dessert that are easy to whip up in a snap, and perfect for rainy afternoons.
Be sure to also try these chocolate chip goodies:
- Chewy dark chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies
- Chocolate chip pumpkin bread
- Chocolate chip banana muffins