The temperatures remained below zero all day today so Sophia and I decided to stay indoors and bake cookies.  We didn’t bake any Christmas cookies this year and we were both craving something sweet.  We also wanted to make some treats for our neighbor who was kind enough to snow blow our driveway while we were out-of-town during the 24″ snow storm at Christmas. 

And so we began… 

Ingredients Plus A Helper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (or 350 for convection oven). 

Preheat Oven

We started by adding one stick of butter (softened) with one half cup of Butter-Flavored Crisco to our bowl.  Sophia was in charge of mixing. 

Mixing Butter and Crisco

Then we added 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup granulated white sugar. 

More Mixing

Add two eggs. 

Two Eggs - No Shells!

Add one teaspoon of vanilla. 


We measured the dry ingredients into a separate bowl – 2 1/4 cups flour, one teaspoon salt and one teaspoon baking soda.   Sophia added the dry ingredients  to our main mixing bowl. 

Add Dry Ingredients

Sophia was quite excited when it was finally time for the chocolate chips. 

Chocolate Chips
Dumping In The Chips
Trying Not To Eat The Dough
Once the dough was mixed, it was time to scoop it onto the cookie sheets.
Scooping The Dough
Help From Big Brother
Ready For The Oven
Checking To Make Sure The Dough Is Okay
Yeah, It's Good

 Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. 

In The Oven
In The Oven
Waiting Patiently

We let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheets, then transferred them  to the cutting board to cool some more.

Ready To Move
Cooling Off

Time for the taste test. 

Yummy Goodness
First Bite

How are they? 

Thumbs Up - Success!!

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