Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

My son was in a baking mood and wanted to learn how to bake chocolate chip cookies. "What the heck." I said. I mean it's only 100 degrees outside. Why not heat up the inside of the house with a 375 degree oven? We didn't have any chocolate chips at the house, so we had to brave the scorching heat and Wal-Mart in order to get the chocolate chips. Why did I agree to this baking lesson again?


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Here we go. First you dump your flour in a mixing bowl.

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Then you add baking soda and salt. Make sure you don't misread a teaspoon of salt as a tablespoon of salt. Phew, that was a close one.

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Set aside the dry ingredients for a bit and grab another mixing bowl for the wet ingredients. You're going to need two sticks of softened butter. Mmmmmm, butter.

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Then add in granulated white sugar.

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Now the brown sugar. Don't forget that you have to pack brown sugar.

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Then add a teaspoon of vanilla.

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Now cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla together. You may have to dodge flying bits of butter for the first couple of seconds until it gets incorporated. Don't worry. We'll work on keeping it in the bowl. It takes practice. Don't get frustrated. The dogs will eat the flying bits of butter off the floor. They like butter and sugar just as much as humans.

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Now beat the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture.

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Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Not all at once. Just a little at a time. It's easier to stir that way.

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Then add the entire package of chocolate chips. Yes, the entire package. I braved Wal-mart for those semi-sweet morsels, now dump 'em ALL in that bowl.

Stir.

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And stir. Use those muscles.

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Place spoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

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Now drool and eat while they are still warm and gooey.

Great job, kid! Now clean up your mess while your mother goes and lays on her bed under the ceiling fan.

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

Yummy!! Send some to me because I'm not turning on my oven even for yummy cookies until it gets down to at least 95 degrees outside. Tell Austin that Teri said Daniel loved seeing him. He said, "It was just like old times!".