Darcy Kolander | Homemade with Love

Darcy Kolander | Staff writer
Educational free websites
Here is a list of some online resources for the kids to use at home, and a recipe you can make for them or with them. Remember, you know your child better than anyone else, so although there may be a curriculum to follow and some parents may be falling behind or unable to participate in it at all due to leaving home for work, the best lesson is to give your children hope and love! Rejoice!
Social studies
Google Earth
Other (coloring pages)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and the eggs; beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so (if you beat the egg for too long, the cookies will be stiff).
Add the flour, baking soda and salt.
Roll the dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. Warning, friends: Do overbake. Take them out even if they look like they’re not done yet.
Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so. They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies. These should stay soft for many days if kept in an airtight container. I also like to freeze them.

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