Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Aprons and Extracts

I am not a big fan of cold weather so today called for some inside activities! The kids started off with a little painting project. Mia had some ceramic animals to paint and Max had a wooden alligator.
Everything came out great and there was minimal paint to floor ratio when we were finished!
Next: A little inspiration from this bag of chocolate chips!
Dark Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies!
Max has been helping me in the kitchen for a while but I have only recently let Mia really help. Her first few attempts resulted in a kitchen covered in brown sugar, but she is doing really well now. I put ingredients in a little bowl and she pours it into the mixer.
The board of taste testers approve!
We have a great cookie, all ready for Max's school party tomorrow!

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. peppermint extract
2 eggs
2 cups dark chocolate and mint chips

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Cream the butter with the sugars. Add the vanilla and peppermint, and the eggs.
4. Mix in the dry ingredients and add the chocolate chips.
5. Bake for about 9 minutes!

1 comment:

The Traylor's said...

I saw those at Target and thought of you!