I know, I know – we should be working on them all year – but that just doesn’t happen. Our best time for projects is that magic time in mid-May as school is winding down and before summer winds up.
This year Buddy joins the fun for the first time – which means that I get to teach the basics again.
I started where I did with all the other children – with Baking 101 – Cookies.
He choose these yummy chocolate mint brownie cookies to try first. He learned how to cream, how to mix the dry ingredients, how to scoop the cookies so they are the same size and how to tell when they are done.
His hardest lesson was to figure out how to keep his sisters and his mama away from the cookie dough because it is just as good as the finished cookies!
Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups mint chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the water and vanilla, mixing well.
Beat in the 2 eggs.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture until just blended.
Stir in the mint chocolate chips and nuts (if desired).
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Do not over bake! Cool 2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks – if you can wait that long! 🙂
These are also wonderful with semi-sweet chocolate chips, or even dark chocolate. I haven’t tried them yet with the chocolate raspberry chips – but I’m sure they would be heavenly!