Written by Contributing Writer, Sarah Farthing
I know there are some delicious, inexpensive cookies available for purchase from fine stores; Eileen’s Colossal Cookies (www.eileenscookies.com) is one such store in my town and I do love their cookies!
Part of cookie enjoyment for me, however, is cookie making.
I hope that this basic, time-honored ritual between parent and child is more alive than the presence of Nestle dough packages in the refrigerated section of the grocery store indicates. It is so easy, doesn’t take much time and every batch reinforces that a little work earns you the sweet things in life.
I am a soft cookie girl and my boys lean that way too. My secret to lightening up the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll-House Morsels bag is to add a quarter cup of vanilla Jello pudding powder to my dry ingredients. I don’t subtract the amount of flour or anything else. I just make that little addition and use the Silpat liner in my cookie sheet and the uniformly golden, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that come out of the oven never last long on our counter! If you do not have one of these cookie sheet liners, get one, they are worth the investment!
Do you still make cookies with your kids? Any tips or tricks for the rest of us?
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