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…ChocolateChipCookies
3 c flour
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
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.
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Then, add in eggs and vanilla.
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Stir the flour, baking soda and salt into one bowl to mix. Then, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well.
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Stir in chocolate chips. I don’t use the mixer for this part, because I don’t want to break up the chips.
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Scoop the dough onto lined baking sheets two inches apart. You want to make sure to give them room to bake, because they’re going to spread.
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Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are golden. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack while you’re baking the remaining cookies.
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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!

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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12-14 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter and sugars in a large bowl.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough onto lined baking sheets two to three inches apart.
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are golden.
  9. Allow cookies to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving or storing.
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Kelly Bogard

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Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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