Monday, October 24, 2011

C is for Chocolate Chip Cookies - ABCs of Homeschooling

This is the third week of using the children's cookbook called Alpha-Bakery produced by Gold Medal Flour. (We are using the cookbook for one aspect of homeschool home economics.)

For each letter of the alphabet, there is a corresponding recipe. So far we've made Apple Crisp for the letter A and Banana Bread for letter B.

This week, we made Chocolate Chip Cookies for letter C. We used a couple of different types of chocolate chips as well as M&Ms.

All the ingredients were readily available in the cupboard and refrigerator which seems to be typical of the recipes in Alpha-Bakery. None of the recipes require fancy, expensive ingredients. Just simple items that are in most kitchens.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (we didn't use any)
1 package (12 ounces) of semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix both sugars, margarine, and egg in a large bowl with a woooden spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoons about 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes (centers will be soft). Let cookies coool slightly, then remove from cookie sheet with a spatula. Makes about 48 cookies.

Link up to the ABC's


Head Ant said...

I need to get that book. What a marvelous idea!

Naomi said...

Mmmmm! That sounds like yummy school work!

Also, if you are going to blog ABCs through the cookbook, we can just follow along...