As promised my daughter and I baked “fabulicious” ( yes, I know this is not a word but I was trying to set the mood for you, as the cookies were both fabulous and delicious)  chocolate chip cookies! See for yourself!chocolate-chip-cookies-1

Remember how I wrote that if you wish you can add some whole wheat flour to add some nuttiness and great texture? Well, I said yes to this option and the daughter said no. Stop the oven and hold the phone. What to do… A discussion ensued. I eventually brought her round to my way of thinking by compromising and using just a little whole wheat flour to show her that she would not even know that it was in there.  All she demanded was that the cookies be chewy. That promise was kept by using some bread flour like I stated earlier.

We went a little crazy with the chips using BOTH milk and semisweet. When we get to baking we are really dangerous. Loving chocolate so much is in our blood, so no compromise was necessary here.

We dropped the dough onto the parchment lined sheet pan using an ice cream scoop. That way each one was about the same size. The cookies were about three inches in diameter. Warm from the oven they were both chewy and chocolaty.

We had such a great time! I love spending time with my youngest, especially since I don’t get to see her that often. I would call this time well spent.

Tomorrow she is headed back to her busy, busy life. Of course she will carry some of those yummy cookies in her bag to enjoy when she gets home. If they make the trip without getting eaten on the way, is debatable.

No matter how old your child is, spend some time in the kitchen with them. Bake cookies like my daughter and I did or do your own” thing”. It really is the simple things in life that create wonderful quality moments, and it can all start in the kitchen.

Happy Baking!

Chef Gail