Like most couples, hubby and I went through the ‘get to know you’ faze when we were dating.
I asked him some pretty important questions on our first date. Like….
‘Are you a dog or cat lover?’
‘Do you have any hobbies?’
‘What’s your sign?’
Hubby, on the other hand, seemed to have only one question on his mind.
“Do you cook?”
I learned early on that the way to this man’s heart was definitely through his stomach.
But it wasn’t until AFTER we were married that I found out just how much he LOVED chocolate!
Shortly after we were married, one of the first chocolate treats I baked for him were these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
At the time, hubby had been bragging about how he could make a MEAN chocolate chip cookie-and he challenged me to a bake-off.
Not one for turning away from a challenge-I said-‘Bring it on!” Of course, the poor man didn’t know I had a secret weapon.
Can you guess what my secret weapon was?
No? Well..it’s almond extract!
Yep-nothing fancy here. Except maybe the AMAZING flavor that it brings to the dark chocolate that is also in these cookies!!
And yes, I won the bake-off-although I must say hubby’s cookies were pretty good too!
So whenever he gets a hankering for a chocolate cookie-I always make sure the cookie jar is filled with his favorite!
Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!
[yumprint-recipe id=’7’] Happy Baking!
Blessings and hugs,