How to Make DANK Cookies

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It seems like I’m constantly changing and transforming into a different version of myself every year, but one thing has stayed consistent throughout my life: my love for salted chocolate chip cookies. So I was ecstatic to find out Jae shares this enthusiasm and love for perfectly baked cookies.

Ah, there’s no better feeling than biting into a warm, crispy yet soft, homemade cookie as you silently people-watch outside in perfect weather (trust me, it’s a lot less creepy than it sounds haha). You can’t really go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie; however, there are marginal differences that can either make you feel like savoring every last bite or a cookie that just makes you feel like a ball of shit. I wanted to find the former.

I made it my mission to find the best recipe and baking technique because I know it will come in handy one day. This recipe is good enough to bribe your friends, cheer up somebody, or maybe even persuade your boyfriend/girlfriend into forgiving you after a fight. Haha.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat your melted butter and sugars together.
  3. Add in the egg and mix until combined…then the egg yolk and mix until combined.
  4. Add in the vanilla and mix.
  5. Then, in another bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Gradually add it to the sugar mixture and mix until just combined.
  7. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  8. Spray on oil or butter up your baking sheet before scooping out 2-tablespoon sized balls onto your sheets.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just lightly golden and set.
  11. Cool on the sheets for a few minutes before removing to a rack.

Go check out Crepes of Wrath for more info on this recipe! Jae and I also created an instructional video for your entertainment 🙂

How to Make Healthy Ice Cream

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I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh. Not ANOTHER ‘healthy’ recipe that tastes nothing like the real thing.”

I’m not gonna lie, this recipe doesn’t come even CLOSE to Ben & Jerry’s or your favorite brand of chocolate chip cookie dough. But if you’re seriously considering healthier alternatives to your favorite, creamy, mouth-watering ice cream, you should definitely try this out.

Who knew bananas are surprisingly good at imitating the texture and taste of regular ice cream?? The first time I made this, it blew my mind. If you’re not the patient type (*cough* me), the only annoying thing you have to worry about is waiting until the bananas are ripe and completely frozen.

Jae was also extremely surprised at how well these turned out (this means a lot coming from one of the most experienced foodie I know). All you need are these ingredients:

  • Ripe and frozen bananas
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cacao nibs

Some helpful tips:

  • Add in some medjool dates for additional sweetness
  • Don’t let your bananas get TOO ripe if you don’t want a strong banana taste in your ice cream
  • Add in cacao powder for a chocolate flavor
  • Blend until the bananas a completely smooth and creamy (no frozen chunks left behind)

Check out our video here: