Friday, December 24, 2010

25 days of cookies {Cookie 23}: Chocolate Chip

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!  It's finally all done.  Presents wrapped under the tree, stockings ready to be filled (waiting until everyone is good and asleep), dishwasher humming, 5 little boys in their jammies, listening to Christmas music on the coach with Chris beside-- he on his phone, me on the computer.

"Santa" wanted some chocolate chip cookies today.  Classic.  Chocolate chip cookies may be my favorite.  Just straight up chocolate chip, the recipe from the back of the chocolate chip bag.  I love them.  Chris loves them.  Everyone loves them.  Especially Santa.

Aren't they all so handsome?... including the cookies.

Could there be any more cooking going on.  Samuel & Chris making a Chocolate Chip Pecan pie (gasp), Grandma making soup, me making cookies.  Love hanging out in the kitchen together on Christmas Eve.

Have I told you how much I love my Pampered Chef scoops?  You don't have to touch the dough at all. And it's quicker.

For Santa.

We opened presents from Grandma & Grandpa last night.

I love when they get in that intense new-toy play mode.

Samuel loves playing "money."

Asher got to his art project right away.  I took him to Hobby Lobby the other day for the first time and he said, "Mommy, this is the best store I have ever been to.  Can you even believe all these art supplies in here?"

Camera man.

Christmas Eve dinner.  With their very own can of grape pop.  Yeah, we say "pop."

Chris & Samuel's pie.  The first thing I have ever seen Chris bake.  Ever.  And it was amazing.  Although he did ask in the process:  "how in the world do you figure out what half of 2/3rds is?"  Scott, Doug, someone, please make fun of him for this.

Our dinner guests thoughtfully brought each boy an envelope with a crisp $5 bill in it.
A good Christmas Eve was had by all.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars.  Add vanilla and eggs.  Add dry ingredients.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes.


TJ Wilson said...

you did it! and i've ALWAYS loved your cc cookies best. on to baking G's bday cake!
give your mom & dad hugs for us -

nikki said...

that last pic is awesome. seriously. awesome.

Krista said...

Looked like a blast-- a place where any body would have loved to have been.
1/2 of 2/3??-- Scott and Doug- whoever they are-- can make fun of me too!

Shhh-- just for Chris-- totally eyeball it next time and keep quiet.