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Friday, February 3, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Colton and I watched AI last night. So sad, but so good. What you think of Spielberg?

I'm a big fan, but I think he sorta missed the mark with War Horse.

Anyway, once we were done, Colton says, "Do we have any cookies?"

I say, "Um..."

He says, "Chocolate Chip Cookies?"

"Well, we could make some."

But only on the condition that he helped out. I love cooking with Colton. Colton doesn't love to cook. But he agreed this time :)

I've been on the hunt for the best cookie recipe. This time we tried the Martha Stewart version, found here.

Colton was in charge of stirring and measuring, while I chopped up the chocolate. (We didn't have any chocolate chips, so I had to use some Godiva gems left over from my Christmas stocking.)

He pointed to the butter in the bowl, which I had creamed a little already.

"What's that?"

"That's the butter."

"All of that is butter?"

He stirred in the sugars.

"I think I'm going to taste this." He tastes it. "Oof, Youch! This is like death in a bowl!"

He also tastes the vanilla extract. "Blech!"

"Colton! You tasted that last time! I told you it wasn't good."

Later, I told him that he was a good stirrer.

"I know. That's why I'm here. I'm good at everything I put my hands to."

Our cookies turned out pretty good.
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