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
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.