Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's a Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Sometimes you just need to take a break from routine and bake a couple dozen cookies. Just the mention of baking gets my grand kids excited. They play with the measuring cups and spoons and take turns dumping ingredients into the mixing bowl. It's probably one of my favorite activities with the kids!

A friend asked me to share my recipe with her so I thought.....what the heck.....I'll just share it here with all of you. This reminds me of my baking session today. I was showing the kids how my cookie dough scooper works. They watched as I squeezed the handle parts together and made the curved scraper move back and forth inside the scoop. Micah exclaimed "what the....." and Kyla finished his sentence....."heck"! Out of the mouth of babes!!

Long after the kids were gone and I sat down to write this post for you I sat with my ipad in my lap to look as some photos. I noticed a few pictures of Micah that I didn't remember taking. Investigating further, I found 376 Micah selfies that he must of taken while I thought he was quietly playing with his Legos!!

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

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

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. Then add chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

(This recipe was originally found on The original recipe suggests baking for 10 minutes but I find that I don't get a nice brown edge on my cookies until they have baked for 18-20 minutes.


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