Books Alive: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

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.

Great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to go along with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" #booksalive

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!!!

Great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to go along with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" #booksalive

EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

The key to these cookies is not to bake them past the recommended 10 minutes. That way, after cooking they are nice and chewy.

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl , mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda .
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips .
  6. With your fingers, place golf ball sized portions 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 9-10 minutes or just until edges are light brown.

Grab a cookie and your favorite book and enjoy!

Great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to go along with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" #booksalive

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