Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie from SomewhatSimple.com, and I am excited to be part of the Books Alive series today! One of my very favorite books of all time is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff. I remember my school librarian reading this book to my class when I was in elementary school. I loved it so much I checked it out from the library again and again and again. It wasn’t until I was in college that I finally purchased this book for my own personal library, and now my kids and I continue to read it all the time.
Last week I decided to have our own “Mouse and Cookie” day with my 2 youngest kids. We colored pictures and we made delicious cookies — just like the little mouse in the book. If you’re looking for a simple Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, this one is no-fail and tastes amazing!!!
EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
The key to these cookies is not to bake them past the recommended 10 minutes. That way, after cooking they are nice and chewy.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
- In another bowl , mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda .
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
- Stir in chocolate chips .
- With your fingers, place golf ball sized portions 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 9-10 minutes or just until edges are light brown.
Grab a cookie and your favorite book and enjoy!
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