I really love baking, especially in the fall and winter! Baking is also a super easy and fun parent/child activity to do together. So today I decided to make classic chocolate chip cookies (aka eat cookie dough), and they turned out very yummy. While baking I wore my favorite apron from anthropologie, I really love aprons and all cooking utensils for that matter! Here is my favorite go to recipes, in case you need another to add to your repertoire:
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp.)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 t vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup toasted and chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have ready 2 ungreased baking sheets. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt onto a sheet of wax paper; set aside. (I usually just put them in a bowl)
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, cream the butter until fluffy and pale yellow. Add the granulated and brown sugars and continue beating until mixture is no longer gritty when rubbed between your finger and thumb. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until blended.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed or stir with a wooden spoon until blended. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, if using, mixing or stirring until blended.