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Only the sweetest memories fill my mind when I think of La Maison du Chocolat… I have been coming here with my children since they were born. Undoubtedly the best hot chocolate in the world and the pastries that can accompany this dark nectar are heaven.

In fact when my son, Hudson, was little he said ” Mom, this must be what heaven is like.” I will never forget this and a location must exist where heaven is located.

Last week when we were there the waiter only spoke French to us, so this allowed me to exercise a language I at one time spoke somewhat well. Hudson courageously sang a French song he had just learned in School. What a delight! This is a fabulous place to stop in with children, go straight to the back and take a seat. A friendly waiter will greet you and on the way out it is always nice to leave with a box of chocolates!

I love this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, nice crispy edges with a chewy center….I leave out the nuts as we have a nut allergy in my house and sneak in a few more chocolate chips! – MM

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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.