Baking cookies has always been one of my favorite things to do with my grands. Both Ari and Maddie patiently await my cue to add ingredients and in between stick their little fingers and ask, "I taste?"
I know baking is a great way to build self-esteem; completing the steps in a recipe with gratifying results. I loved baking cookies with my mother and baking with my girls. Now, there's a new generation to pass along this tradition and I'm loving it even more.
Ari's Cookie Jar Chocolate Chip
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 egg white
1 T vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven 350F-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or use a Silpat (silicon mat)
In a stand mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the brown sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes to completely combine. Add the eggs, egg white and vanilla and mix well. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and add to the batter. Mix just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.