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!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies1

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,

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