By Kelly Bogard
Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! What a great way to start the weekend. Just thinking about them makes me smile.
Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great way to put a smile on most anyone’s face. And making them is a lot of fun, too. My daughter is learning more about cooking and baking, and we’re starting to work our way through some classic recipes like this one.
It’s super important to get your kids in the kitchen, so they can learn how to cook. It’s a great way to show them how to make good food choices, have fun and learn, too. By using a recipe, you can teach math through measuring and science with combining ingredients. It even helps with reading and comprehension skills.
For Chocolate Chip Cookies, you will need…
3 c flour
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c butter, softened
1 c light brown sugar, packed
1 c granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
As a parent, this is one of the best things I can do for my child. Her teachers work on learning all year long. Our time in the kitchen on the weekends and during the summer is keeping her little brain active and headed in the right direction. Hopefully, the back to school adjustment will be just a little easier on everyone.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. While it’s heating, cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl just enough to combine them. You don’t want the butter to melt, because it can make your cookies flat.
With all the things you can learn and yummy cookies, how could this not make you grin from ear to ear?! I can think of only one thing…running out of cookies. Guess you’ll need to make a double batch. Have a great weekend and from all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!