by Teal Graham
Well it is after Labor Day and school is back in swing for everyone. The kids may be a little bummed because summer and endless fun are over. Why not left their spirits with some home-baked cookies that are simple and easy to make.
· 2 eggs
· 1 ½ tsp vanilla
· ½ cup butter room temperature
· ½ cup shortening
· ¾ cup brown sugar
· ¾ cup granulated sugar
· 2 cups all purpose flour
· ¼ tsp salt
· ½ tsp baking soda
· 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 375°F or 190°C.
Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Then add the eggs one at a time being sure to mix the egg into the batter before adding the next. Once you mixed in your eggs add your vanilla to your cookie batter.
Using a fine sieve add your flour, baking soda, and salt right into your cookie batter and combine. Then add chocolate chips and mix to evenly distribute the chips. Refrigerate the batter for 10 minutes or until firm.
Using a 1 inch scoop or teaspoon place 1 inch balls onto an ungreased cookies sheet lined with baking parchment paper. Each cookie will need 2 inches of space to spread so allow enough room.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, for evenly baked cookies rotate the pan halfway through the baking process. Allow the cookies to cool for 2 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Now that your cookies are done grab some milk, kick back and relax, and let your kids tell you all about their school adventures.