Well here Sunday has rolled around again and at my house that usually means it’s time to bake something sweet.
I call these “Magic” cookies because of the speed in which they disappear. This is a recipe I learned from my Mom as a kid. And over the years I have tweaked and experimented with. This is the version I am most happy with. And as I said the cookies seem to be pretty popular around here.
Baking is also a great way to introduce kids to cooking. Teach kids how to make something they already like and it seems to spark the interest more. And teaching kids to cook I think is a must. It prepares them for adult hood, and I have also found that by teaching them different things, gets them to try different things. A kid is more willing to try something new if they helped to create it.
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 Cup light Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup White Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (no imitation stuff please)
2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Salt
2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
Pre-Heat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl combine butter, brown sugar, and white sugar and cream together.
Now mix in the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Add the vanilla and stir in. In a separate bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together(minus the chips and nuts) . Now combine the wet and dry and mix well. pour in the chips, and the nuts, and combine everything together nicely.
Portion out about 2 Tbsp of the dough and roll into a ball. Space these about 2 inches apart on your cookie sheets, and in the oven they go. Bake for 10-12 Minutes, just till the edges brown a bit. This will give you crispy edges and chewey middles.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Pour a glass of milk and watch the magic happen as they disappear.
Cook from the heart, taste the love