Stella wanted dessert but I had not baked in awhile, so I told her she could make something if she wanted. We had just bought some chocolate chips at the store and she decided to make some cookies. Taking the traditional chocolate chip recipe, we changed it up some. I love to watch Stella cook and to teach her about the recipe, making and baking/cooking process. I have noticed lately that she has taken a real interest in watching me cook and has been asking many questions about the process and the steps for certain items!
These cookies turned out wonderfully and there was not one complaint from anyone who had one or ok, two. I will say that they are flatter than your normal cookie and you need to take them off the cookie sheet pretty quick after taking them out of the oven. They also freeze really well – I wrapped them in foil and then placed in a freezer bag.
Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature (preferred)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup flour (sprouted, whole wheat or white or a combination)
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup hemp seed
1/4 cup flax seed meal
2 cups chocolate chips (we used dark chocolate chips)
1. Cream together the butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla.
2. Add the eggs, one at a time – mixing well after each one.
3.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
4. Measure out the dry ingredients and gradually add to the egg mixture. Mixing well and scraping the sides and bottom.
5. Add the chocolate chips and mix by hand.
6. Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet.
7. Bake 8 — 10 minutes. Take of the baking sheet out of the oven and take the cookies off after putting the next tray into the oven. Cool on a rack.
Enjoy!! Invite some of your child’s friends over and let your child offer up some of their cookies for a snack – watch the interaction – priceless. Your child will be so proud offer something they made and their friends will ask all kinds of questions – one of them being you really made these! It is all the little things that add up to make the person and it is awesome to watch it happening! Here’s to some wholesome baking with your children – the bigger mess is worth it!