The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Made Easy!
Not every woman likes to cook and bake, but I love to! My time in the kitchen is my time to reflect, enjoy the smells, the colors and the wonderful baking conversations between myself, my children and my husband. My children have grown up loving the smells, the tastes and the activity of doing something together, while making something delicious. I even get the little ones to help with cracking eggs, mixing and pouring, which is great for their little minds. It is well worth our time and money savings to do this fun activity together. My recipe below is not the traditional method to making cookies, it is a method that I made up myself. It is the lazy baker's version of baking cookies!
Things you will need
You will need to have a few things on hand, besides the list of ingredients, in order to make these delightful bits of heaven.
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoon
- 2 or 3 cookie sheets
- Spoons to scoop the cookie dough
Step 1: Get out and put away as you go, for convenience while baking with children
I have found that getting all of the ingredients out together can be a disaster in the making while baking. So I only start off by getting out a large bowl and the mixer and pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Celcius. Then I get everyone helping me, "my special helpers", to wash their hands. Then I get out and put away the ingredients as I go to keep the mess to a minimum.
Step 2: Mix Ingredients to Make The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is my own recipe for a family favourite.
All in one bowl, I add together
- 3/4 cup of margarine or butter
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 egg
With the mixer, I help one of the kids to mix the beginnings of the cookie dough together. Mix until well blended. Then I add in:
- 2 cups of flour
Again, I stop and help one of the children to mix the cookie dough together until well blended.
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- Optional: 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Then blend again with the mixer. I let the kids lick off the mixers when we've finished. They anticipate this every time!
Bake for 9 minutes at 375 degrees Celsius. This recipe makes 2 1/2-3 dozen cookies.
Step 3: For more convinience, add tinfoil onto the cookie sheet, then scoop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheets
I have found that adding tinfoil on to the cookie sheets can save lots of the washing the dishes time. So as long as I have tin foil in the house, I use it when baking cookies. Next I use two spoons to scoop the cookie dough. One to scoop it up and the other to scrape it off onto the cookie sheet, so that it is in the general shape of a ball and so that they are about the same size.
Then once the cookies have cooled, I can simply put the cookies in a tin or container. I then take the tin foil off of the cookie sheets, rinse the cookie sheets off and put away. Very easy, with little mess and little hassle.
And the best part of all, for everyone, is eating those warm, melting, sweet cookies!