Thursday, January 28, 2010

My daughter, the Cookie Monster

My last post introduced you to my youngest daughter, her love of cooking and fun kitchen gadgets. I thought it would be fun to bring her older sister into this post and allow you to meet my daughter, Lorilie. She is not so much interested in the cooking aspect of food but VERY into the consumption of it! She is heading into her "teens" this year and quite the eater! She has always been a picky eater but when it comes to cookies... well, I'd put my money on her any day! She can eat the little round, buttery, chocolaty, chewy, candy coated, no-bake, nutty, rolled balls and discs of frosted baked sugar like nobodys business :) I bake a lot and I know that if she comes home from school and there is an empty countertop (a cookieless and bare countertop)... I am going to hear about it! I know my place... to be prepared!!! After all, what sweeter, homier childhood memory is there than knowing your mommy baked cookies for you, while you were at school and had them waiting for you when you came home? Big tall glass of milk and a warm cookie? Ahhh... childhood :)

Recently, she has been sharing her cookies (and other homemade treats) with her friends at school and I am now becoming quite popular (a-hem!). I am providing her little crowd with cookies daily. They all wait and hope I have packed them t
reats and I can admit... I LOVE it! She is such a generous girl, how can I turn that down? Again... I am a lucky lady! She made me the mom I am and I am forever grateful for/to her. Now I will share with you one of our favorites:

Chocolate Chunk Butter Cookies:

1 Cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 trspoon baking powder
2 1/2 Cup flour
1 Cup dark cocoa nibs
1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate

In a stand mixer combine: butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients and add to mixer. Mix well. Add cocoa nibs. Chop semi-sweet chocolate into small chunks and add. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. That is so sweet! What a good mom you are, and a generous lady you daughter is!

  2. Ahhhh! Sounds like you are a perfect fit for each other! I wonder what would happen if I sent my boys to school with cookies. I don't think sharing would be going on. Perhaps they'd try to sale them!

  3. Aww! I will have to give those cookies a try. :-)

  4. What a wonderful mommy you are!!! you daughter is just precious! These cookies with the nibs sound amazing, look forward to trying!

  5. What a cute story about your daughter! How popular you must be. These cookies sound so soft and delicious.

  6. What a great mother-daughter story. I remember making what seemed like 100's of baked goods for my kids friends and I wouldn't go back and redo it any differently. You are a great mother!!