Today I host Krissy From B.Inspired Mama. Her blog is one of my favorites. She is a former art teacher who now stays at home with her 3 kiddos. Her creativity shows through her blog and all the wonderful stuff she does at home with her kids.
My daughter, Priscilla, and I love to bake using my Grandmother’s old recipes. Grandma’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are by far our favorite. But we get a little bit bored with the same old recipe sometimes. So we try to add different things to make them a little more exciting each time. We used our leftover Easter candy instead of the chocolate chips once. And this time we decided to add some pretty spring colors.
Here are the ingredients (besides the food coloring) in my Grandma’s own handwriting…
And here’s what you’ll do…
1. Mix or sift together the flour, baking powder, and dash of salt.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, sugars, and eggs.
3. Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture and mix until it forms a dough.
4. Mix in the chocolate chips. (Little hands get a great sensory experience doing this.)
5. Separate the cookie dough into 6 equal portions. (We only did 5 and left out purple.)
6. Mix around 10 drops of red food coloring into one dough portion. Then about 10 drops of yellow food coloring into the next dough portion. Repeat for every color that you would like to create. Make sure to thoroughly clean your spatula, mixer, and bowl between colors.
7. Roll cookie dough into small balls and place a few inches apart on a cookie sheet.
8. Bake for around 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven when they still look a little doughy in the center. After sitting for a few minutes, they will be the best chewy cookies you’ve ever had!
Do you and your little ones like to bake? What is your favorite recipe?
The photos are pretty! And the cookies look YUMMY!!!!
Krissy Sherman Bonning
Thanks, Tricia! They did turn out great. 🙂