I’ve been promising the Imaginative One homemade cookies all week. However with the stress of not knowing exactly what my assignment is for the upcoming school year, I’ve been nursing a headache off and on all week.
Let me explain, I am an Intervention Specialist which is a fancy title for special education teacher. Our middle school has an incredible amount of students who need services and I’m talking about those who were in the school district last year. Plus who ever is new to the building. It seemed like every time I walked by the office there was another parent registering their child. Okay sometimes it was the same parent because I went past there within a five minute period. So I’ve been two scenarios for next year. Both are fine but one requires lesson planning for next week. The other does not. Do you see my stress?
So right now I don’t have a caseload (no one does). Guess what? I’ve decided not to stress about it because next week we are going to go over expectations, consequences, and the student handbook. It will be okay!
Tonight I decided to bake the cookies because chocolate is good for you. Right!?! After I made these, the Imaginative One put his seal of approval on the cookies. So they are that good!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Stars of the recipe:
- 2-1/8 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. table salt (I used sea salt and they turned out okay.)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1-1/2 sticks (12 Tbsp.) butter, melted and cooled slightly (I did it for 1 min. and 15 sec. in my microwave.)
- 1 c. packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1 lrg. egg
- 1 lrg. egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. semisweet or milk chocolate chips (I used semisweet.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In another bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together until well mixed.
- Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla. Mix well until the batter has lightened in color.
- Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips at the same time. Mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
- Form dough in tablespoon sized bowls and place on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheets. (I sprayed my with cookie spray and it worked great.)
- Bake for 10 – 12 mins. (I baked mine for 11 minutes.)
- Enjoy with a glass of milk, cup of tea, or cup of coffee!
Since I used cookie scoop for my cookies, I baked 57 cookies with the dough.