Baking cookies with your kids is probably the most fun you can have in the kitchen besides eating them. This week for #kidsinthekitchen we made MY favorite chocolate chip cookies. The recipe is simple, but you’ll notice a little twist in them. I’m not sure it that’s what makes them my favorite but I’ll keep making them this way.
Mom’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugars together until smooth and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time till combined then add vanilla.
In a small cup dissolve baking soda in 2 tsps of HOT water.
Add baking soda mixture and salt to batter, mix lightly.
Beat in Flour, chocolate chips and nuts till combined.
Drop rounded spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes till edges are just crisp. This should leave you with a soft gooey center and lightly crisp bottom.
Set aside to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy.
Cookie recipes like these are so easy for kids to help with. Ingredients are easy to measure or require little assistance depending on the child’s age. Give your child a spoon and let them scoop up dough to bake. Keep it fun.
Come join me and my co-hosts, Sarah of Play to Learn with Sarah, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.
- preparing healthy snacks
- having a tea party
- counting skills with m&ms
- pouring from measuring cups
- discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
- creating new family friendly recipes
You’ll find so many more ideas on the #KidsintheKitchen Pinterest Board.