|4 year old Donovan cracks eggs into a separate bowl before we add them to the dough.|
Donovan is missing his sisters who are both away at college, Big Time! So We had to bake some cookies for them to share with their friends.
I love baking with my kids. But the first rule is "The cook doesn't lick his fingers!"
This made Donovan very happy as well :)
Adapted from a recipe I found in Bon Appetite too many years ago to find it again:
2 c. flour 1 C. Shortening or butter (I use half butter,
2 c. Oats half shortening)
1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp baking soda 3/4 c dark brown or turbinado sugar
1 tsp vanilla 1 c toasted chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips (1 c. dried cherries, cranberries or raisins)
Mix Flour, Oats, baking powder, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and set aside.
Beat the sugars and shortening/ butter until fluffy. If you use crisco add 2 tbls. water. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Then add vanilla.
When the sugars, shortening eggs and vanilla are well blended add the dry ingredients and mix slowly until the mixture is well blended.
Add nuts, Chocolate chips, and dried fruit (if desired) and mix well. Refridgerate dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop 1/4 cup dough and make into a ball. Place on cookie sheet (I like to line cookie sheets with parchment) and smash just a little to make a flat disc. Leave space between the cookies on the cookie sheet. They will be big!
Serve with milk and Enjoy!