"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.
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?"
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 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.