The Chewiest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

Hi everyone!

This is the first recipe post I have ever shared, so today I will be showcasing one of my favorite cookies! These chocolate chip cookies are some of the thickest, fattest and satisfying I have ever tried. I recommend this recipe if you are in the need of something easy to fill a cookie craving; itsĀ also a great way to get rid of leftover Halloween chocolate šŸ™‚ The cookies have just the right amount of chocolate, a perfect balance of gooey cookie and cocoa without being too overpowering.

So here it is! My chocolate chip cookie recipe:

Adapted from: OMG Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies! Pure Nirvana!

Makes: about 2 dozen medium sized cookies


  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Ā½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Ā½ teaspoon pure maple syrup (cold)
  • 2Ā½ cups flour
  • Ā½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon grinded sea salt
  • Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – as many or as few as you want; Hershey’s chocolate bars (optional)

DirectionsĀ (almost identical to original recipe, linked above)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 (or the setting closest to that – my oven is weird so I set it to setting 4 – up to 345).
  2. Melt butter in the microwave, but not all the way. I set my microwave to 30 seconds.
  3. Let butter cool for 2 min, then add it to mixing bowl with brown sugar and beat on low speed until blended.
  4. Add in the maple syrup, beatĀ on low speed. Then, add in 2 eggs and beatĀ again. This whole process should take only about 1 min (with standard stand mixer).
  5. Add flour, cornstarch and sea salt. BeatĀ on low speed until it forms a ball.
  6. Stir chocolate chips in with spatula. You can use however many you would like, I ended up using 3/4 of a standard Nestle bag. At this point, I also chose to chop up a Hershey’s bar (great use for leftover Halloween candy) and fold it into the batter as well to make chocolate chunks.
  7. Ā Spoon cookie dough onto your baking sheet, pre-lined with parchment paper. I made fairly large dough balls (about 1-2 inches tall).
  8. Bake until lightly brown on bottom, but not too squishy on the inside. Keep checking on your cookies because it is easy to burn them or undercook the insides. I had mine in the oven for about 15 min.
  9. Let cool and transfer to cooling rack or paper plate.
  10. Enjoy!

this picture doesn’t even showcase their true thickness!! try this recipe and you won’t be disappointed

And there you have it – the chewiest chocolate chip cookies! If you try out this recipe, leave me a comment below or tag me in the picture on Instagram (@marielelena_).

Love, Mariel


Desk Decor

Hi everyone!!
Today I thought I would share my desk’s layout to give you ideas on how to organize your own work space. I was inspired to share my desk by my good friend Brooke; you can view her designer desk over at brookeanne.coĀ I would totally recommend checking her blog out if you haven’t done so already. Hopefully my desk decor will give you some ideas on how to style your own working area.

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My desk has a mint/teal green and gold theme with a few light pink accents. I like to display cute packaging from brands such asĀ Too Faced,Ā Urban Decay, andĀ BenefitĀ that fit my color theme as well. I also included one of my favoriteĀ TopshopĀ nail polishes, as well as a beautifully packaged perfume bottle. If you move over to the right side of my desk I have a few books stacked up. My current favorites areĀ Sally’s Baking Addiction,Ā Love Tanya, and theĀ Lauren Conrad BeautyĀ book. On top of the stack of books is an inexpensive glittery sign I purchased fromĀ IcingĀ (go figure!!). Lastly, on the far right I added a decorative binder, my copies ofĀ People Style WatchĀ andĀ Seventeen. To top things off, I have my mint green Instax camera complete with a few Polaroids of my friends. My tealĀ Kate SpadeĀ journal lays at the front of my desk, full of tons of new blog post ideas! My journal sits next to my teal headphones and my laptop computer – covered in stickers šŸ™‚

Let me know if this post gave you any ideas on how you style your desk, and please share and follow me to be notified of my next blog post. And if you can see them, leave me a comment sharing what laptop sticker of mine is your favorite. It’s too hard to choose.