I love baking with my children. Yes, they whine and argue over whose turn is next, but they literally jump for joy when I ask them if they want to help me to bake cookies.
Yesterday, I believe that we mastered the perfect chocolate chip cookie. And surprisingly, that beautiful batch taught us a few lessons in loveliness.
1. Keep learning: Whether it means upgrading your classic cookie recipe or taking a class in calligraphy, the benefits from a lesson learned are lasting. While stretching our talents, we create loveliness and are able to share it with others.
2. Follow instructions: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve baked chocolate chip cookies, mixing all of the ingredients together and ignoring the instructional order of the recipe. Sometimes doing things in the right order does matter.
3. Make it personal: By testing out my favorite combinations of ingredients, I have finally settled on my perfect recipe. Your preferences and personal touches make everything more lovely.
So what is this magical recipe? I will post it below. If you test it out, please be sure to share your feedback with us! And if you have mastered any lovely crafts or recipes, please leave the instructions in our comments section.
~Think on These Things~
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 1/2 c Flour, 1 t baking soda, 1/2 t cream of tartar, 1 t Kosher salt, 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, 1 c butter at room temperature, 1/2 c light brown sugar, 1/2 c granulated sugar, 1 T molasses, 2 eggs, 1 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt) in a mixing bowl and set aside. Mix butter, molasses, and both sugars, eggs, and vanilla in mixing bowl until fully combined. Next, add dry ingredients back into wet mixture until dough forms. Then, add in semisweet chocolate chips until fully mixed. Spoon about 2-inch dough-balls onto parchment paper-lined, or greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10-13 minutes per batch. Set cookies on wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
“Some people just don’t have what it takes to appreciate a cookie.” ~ James Patterson