Friday baking! Mace has figured out what we are doing Friday mornings in the kitchen, and wants to be involved too... So the three of us bake, it's tough, but I think it is important for both kids to get that experience... Today we baked chocolate chip cookies, they were freakishly amazing! Really... You should bake them! Haha, I would go a little bit easier on the sugar next time, and I didn't use walnuts because the kids aren't allergy tested yet...
Chocolate chip cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.