Feeling Bored? Get Baking!


Sitting in quarantine with nothing to do very easily leads to boredom, which then leads to bored binge eating. It has now been a month in quarantine, and by now your quarantine snacks might be running a little low. To cure both your boredom and binge needs, Mount Carmel Junior Julia Roussel has shared a delicious cookie recipe that will add a sweet touch to the quarantine life! 


  1. 1 cup of butter (use more butter if making a brown butter) 
  2. 1 ½ cups of brown sugar 
  3. 1 large egg and 1 egg yolk 
  4. 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 
  5. 3 cups of all purpose flour 
  6. 1 teaspoon of baking soda 
  7. ¾ teaspoon of kosher salt or ½ teaspoon of table salt 
  8. 10 ounce package of chocolate chips 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Put pam, parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat on the baking pan. 
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan, but do not completely melt butter to liquid. The butter should just be melted enough for mixing. If you want a brown butter, you must first pour the brown sugar in a bowl, and then melt the butter in the saucepan. After, pour the melted butter onto the brown sugar and stir the two condiments together. Make sure to wait five minutes after mixing to complete the following steps. 
  3. Next, add the egg and egg yolk to the mixture and stir together. Then, add vanilla extract and stir the extract into the mixture.
  4. Now, add the flour, the baking soda, and the salt into the mixture and stir until all the ingredients are combined. Now add in the chocolate chips and stir the last ingredient needed for the cookies. 
  5. Once you have stirred the desired ingredients, scoop out the cookie dough using a spoon and place the balls of dough on the pan. 
  6. Bake the cookies for about 7-10 minutes and take out cookies when the edges are brown and golden. After taking the cookies out, let them cool for five minutes and then enjoy! 

I hope this recipe is easy to try at home and cures the quarantine hunger and boredom! A big thanks to Julia Roussel for sending the recipe, and if you do try this at home be sure to send your baking results to @mcaechoesnewspaper on Instagram!