My Brittany loves to cook. Food has always been a passion of hers - in several ways!
When Brittany was a toddler, we learned quickly not to tease her about taking away some of her food. You know, those cute games parents and siblings play at the dinner table where when the child isn't looking or watching, someone else removes some of the food from her plate, or hides her plate, as a joke?
To Brittany, this wasn't a joke - it was ALL OUT WAR! She would let us know, instantly, that this was NOT okay. Screaming, tears, and a very upset child. It wasn't worth ruining dinner to play with her in that way, although the rest of us have had some great laughs when doing this to each other. (This is rare that we've done this to each other, though, so please don't send me hate mail!)
When she was about two years old, my parents bought her a toy kitchen. Or maybe this came onto the scene when our oldest was two? I don't remember.
Anyway, Brittany played and played and played with that toy kitchen and her pretend food and dishes, etc. She played with that kitchen well beyond the years of when other children usually stop playing with a toy kitchen.
When she finally outgrew her toy kitchen, she began cooking and baking in our own kitchen, and she also began crafting miniature foods out of polymer clay. She is SO creative!
This summer, she has been baking chocolate chip cookies to sell at her own lemonade stand. Yum!
The girls also participated in a 4-H Communications club/project this spring and summer, so I was surprised at all when Brittany decided that her topic for her presentation at the county fair would be "How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!"
Our delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe didn't begin with our family; we received it from a friend many years ago. While we usually make a healthier version with whole wheat pastry flour, evaporated organic cane juice sugar, and pastured eggs, I will still admit that Brittany's recipe - even though it is unhealthy - tastes oh, so much better!
This recipe contains the same ingredients as the Nestle Toll House recipe, but the amounts are different...and it truly does make a difference. Yum!
I thought you might enjoy seeing Brittany's chocolate chip cookie recipe for yourself...and give it a try if you'd like. As long as the cookies aren't overbaked, these are delicious! Just bake them until they are barely golden brown. And I mean, barely. Leave them on the pan for 5-10 minutes until you can safely remove them without them tearing into pieces.
Brittany is going to hand out recipe cards at the end of her presentation, so I thought you might enjoy these for yourself. If you don't know anyone to give the extra copies to, that's okay. It's the only way I could format this recipe for index card use...at least, the only way I could figure it out.
Do your children have a favorite recipe that they just love to make? If so, please share!
8/9/2011 04:45:42 am
Good Luck Brittany! The recipe cards look so cute & cookies sound so good, we might have to make some today.
8/12/2011 05:22:49 am
I love this! What an amazing young lady! My son loves to make chicken terrazzini(from Betty Crockers cookbook). Blessings!
8/22/2011 05:35:47 pm
Thank you for coming by to leave a comment! EnJOY the cookie recipe!
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