I LOVE stirring up these chocolate chunk cookies because they also stir up memories. This is one of the first recipes I developed for my cookbook “Blaise the Baker Dessert First”. Every recipe in my cookbook is versatile and customizable. Take THIS recipe for instance – my “Blaise’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies” (page 51). There is no vanilla extract in them! None! I think these taste better without it. BUT – if you prefer vanilla – by all means – go ahead and add some! Also – I recommend using chocolate CHUNKS for this recipe, but feel free to use CHIPS (like I am using now) instead. My cookbook is meant to inspire and allow you to experiment and HAVE FUN in the kitchen! My cookbook contains ALL TYPES of food – not just desserts! If you have not preordered your copy yet (ahead of the September 27th release date) go ahead and act now! Send $15 total check or money order to Blaise Doubman / Box 47 / Kennard, IN 47351. The cost is $15 per book. If you are interested in 4 or more copies I will drop the shipping and handling charges. Be sure to include a mailing address as to where I can ship the book as well as to whom to make out the autograph. Can I also say that I think this cookbook would make a fabulous Holiday gift!? You can also pay on PayPal. Use the account – firstname.lastname@example.org SO MANY of you have preordered – THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! For those who have preordered through PayPal – there are no current issues. For those who have paid through money order – no issues. For those who have paid through check – all checks received (so far) will be cashed and cleared by Friday August 19th. Please contact me if you believe there might be an issue. Thank you all so much for the continued support and dedication!!!