Chocolate Chunk, Toffee, and Date Cookies!

IMG_2206 Haven’t posted in a long time, more time in between than usual…but I have been busy with work and coming up with inspiration with my lack of a kitchen in SF. I can only bake when I am at home in Lodi, and March was a super busy month, and now we are in April! Happy Easter Sunday ya’ll! I can’t wait to see everyone’s table spreads for Easter. This holiday is usually pretty big at my house due to my sister’s birthday usually being close, if not the same weekend as Easter. We aren’t religious but we like to find any reason to celebrate and eat good food! New things on the horizon for me: GOING GOLFING TOMORROW!!!! I am actually super excited since I have never played a round of golf before, let alone actually golf more than once. The first time I went to the driving range and picked up a club was last weekend so I am an uber noob!!! But I have to say it is actually super silly…apparently sometimes you can have a bad day and you can’t hit a single ball or go more than 50 yards…even experienced people! An accomplishment for me was that I was able to hit the ball in the air, and just enough to go to around 100 yards! Definitely a sport I want to play more often because I feel pretty classy and old soul about it ahhah. If you have never tried golfing, go get some balls at the driving range (about $10-15 for 100 balls) and find a friend with clubs and go make it an outing!!! Ingredients (~24-26 cookies) Recipe adapted from Dinner with Julie. 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp 1 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp molasses 1 egg 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates 1/4 cup toffee bits (I used Heath) 1/2 cup chocolate chunk chips 1. Using an electric mixer, mix together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses until the mixture is fluffy, about 6 minutes on medium speed. IMG_2195 2. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix for another 2 minutes. IMG_2196 3. Add the flour, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. IMG_2197 4. Add the dates, chocolate chunks, and toffee chips and mix until just combined. IMG_2198 5. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, make round 1 inch balls and place into fridge for at least 2 hours. IMG_2202 6. Once the cookie balls have been in the fridge for at least 2 hours, take them out. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. IMG_2203 7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. ENJOY! IMG_2204

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