the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you need!

Sometimes you just need to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is super easy, and perfect if you have little helpers. I make it anytime I’m attending a holiday party or get together. These cookies are crunchy on the outside, ooey-gooey on the inside, and basically the size of my hand. It doesn’t get much better than that! I have tried too many cookie recipes to count, and this one is my absolute favorite. It’s a great base cookie recipe as well, and would do just fine with some flavor changes. You could add nuts + butterscotch chips to it for a little twist, or cranberries + white chocolate chips. Yum. I know what I’ll be trying next! For now, here’s how to make these killer cookies.


1/2 cup of salted butter (make sure it’s room temp)

1 egg

1/2 cup of brown sugar

6 tablespoons of granulated sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups of AP flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 cups of chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate Ghirardelli chips. They’re huge + delish)

First, preheat your oven to 350* Fahrenheit. Add butter and sugars to a large bowl. Mix on medium until they are creamed together. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. In a separate bowl, soft flour, baking soda, and salt together. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do your best to not over mix. Add chocolate chips and mix with a wooden spoon. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop roughly 4 tablespoon size portions of dough and place on baking sheet. This next step is very important, cool your dough!! It helps to ensure big, moist cookies, rather than flat pathetic ones. Once your dough has cooled a bit, place your baking sheet in the oven and cook for roughly 14 minutes. Everyone’s oven is different, so be sure to keep an eye on these suckers! If you make smaller cookies, they most likely will need less time to cook. One baked, remove from oven and allow to set and cool.

My favorite is to devour these as soon as they’re cool enough to pick up. I hope you enjoy them as much as my little family does!


The Perfect Hostess Gyft

With the holidays quickly approaching, shopping is on my brain. I promised myself that this year, I would not wait until the last minute. {We’ll see if that actually happens. I just can’t get away from the annual “Christmas is in three days” trip to Target!} BUT, I do know one small shop that is going to make my holiday shopping that much easier this year!

Gyftia Co., and their stunning hand crafted gift boxes, caught my eye a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to get my hands on their “Fall Gratitude” box, and was completely blown away! If fall isn’t your jam, don’t fret! Gyftia has a box for everyone; from the avid coffee drinker, to your bestie with the green thumb! Trust me, not even your impossible to shop for mother, {love ya, ma!} will be able to refuse the luxurious charm of a Gyftia box!


When you choose the “Fall Gratitude” box, you will be dazzled with a high quality Spanish olive oil, two scrumptious Ritual handcrafted chocolate bars, an adorable box of brightly tipped matches, a Holiday Citrus soy candle that will make your house smell divine, a bundle of blue sagebrush, that is guaranteed to turn your every day shower into a relaxing spa like experience, and the most perfect cherry wood spoon, that you’re bound to reach for over and over again, during your Thanksgiving meal prep!

You cannot deny the beauty of these boxes. The perfect surprise for the annual Friendsgiving hostess…the picture perfect secret santa present, for your holiday work party! The possibilities are endless!

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Be sure to follow Gyftia over on Instagram to see more beautiful curated gift boxes! Or, visit their website! Get a head start on your holiday shopping, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!!







*This post was made possible by Gyftia Co. But, as always, opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Story of a Boy Mom possible. 

Nectar Sleep Mattress Review

I’ve wanted a new mattress for a while, a loooong while. Jason, like a typical husband, thought I was crazy for thinking the old, queen sized mattress we had, was anything but perfect. Let me tell you though, it was horrible; uncomfortable, too small, and loud. {Dont’t read into that. I literally mean, when I’d get in and out of bed, it made noise.} Continue reading Nectar Sleep Mattress Review

Spiral Femoral Fracture & How To Deal…

A little over eight months ago, Lincoln broke his femur. To think it’s been 8 months, blows my mind! I never thought we’d survive that 6 weeks of recovery {on top of the arrival of Wyatt} but, we did it! Huge shout out to my parents, in-laws, siblings, friends, God, etc., for all of the help. We couldn’t have done it without all of you. Continue reading Spiral Femoral Fracture & How To Deal…

Our Experience with Febrile Seizures

With this past weekend being the six month mark since Lincoln’s seizure, I wanted to share our story. I apologize if some moments seem overly detailed, while others are lacking, but these are the memories I play over and over again in my head, the ones I wish I could erase, but fail to. If this post helps one person, then it was worth it. Continue reading Our Experience with Febrile Seizures

Five Mom Friends Every Mom Needs

Since I was on the topic of mom friends, I figured I’d roll with it…My last post sort of insinuated that I didn’t have any mom friends. That, couldn’t be further from the truth. I have some marvelous mommy friends, ones I wouldn’t trade for the world. And since I love them all so much, I thought, why not label them and share them with the world! {Don’t worry, I’m sure they won’t mind.} Continue reading Five Mom Friends Every Mom Needs

Finding Mom Friends is Just Like Dating

Scoping for mom friends has me feeling like I opened Pandora’s box, and I was not prepared for it. Landing the perfect mommy bff has proven to be far more difficult than expected. I’ve been thinking of just dropping a personal ad in the paper. Do people still do that? I imagine that it would read a little something like this; Continue reading Finding Mom Friends is Just Like Dating

A day in the life…weekend edition

My goodness, I have sucked at this whole blog thing lately. All I can say is #momlife. I’m not even going to pretend that I’ve been making an effort to write, because that would be a lie, and, I’m not about that life. However, this past weekend triggered a thought, so figured I’d jump on the opportunity. Continue reading A day in the life…weekend edition

Shop Penelope Giveaway!!!

I am thrilled to be teaming up with Megan, fellow momma, and owner of Shop Penelope.  One lucky follower will receive a $25 shop credit to Shop Penelope, one of my FAVORITE small shops.  She just dropped her fall line, so this is perfect timing for you to grab some goodies while they’re hot!  Before we get to the rules though…read my sappy note about Megan and her precious shop. Continue reading Shop Penelope Giveaway!!!

The terrible two’s…

Welcome to hell, folks.  We have officially entered the terrible two’s and it BLOWS!  I swear to you, it came out of nowhere, hit me like a GD ton of bricks!  And coincidentally, my toddler who refuses to speak, decided that now was the perfect time to start saying “NO!”  Weird, right?  For real, my days have been super duper sh*tty, and I really just need to vent.  I’m begging you all to listen… Continue reading The terrible two’s…