Back to Baking

Kennedy and I made cookies today, after a four week baking hiatus. Today was one of the first days that she was awake and content enough to let me get some things done, also. Let me take a moment to rave about the Infantino Flip carrier- I’ve only had it for a day, but the fact that my munchkin will hang out in it while I bake and make lunch? Great day!

I needed something easy to bake; something that wouldn’t be ruined if K decided she HAD to eat or throw a fit right in the middle. I also needed something quick; my sweet tooth was calling, plus I didn’t want to waste valuable nap time waiting on a timer.

I know I’ve posted a few chocolate chip cookie recipes before, and really…they’re all fairly similar. But in the interest of finding the best cookie ever, I try out any new recipe that comes my way. So check out what we made today!

Another Chocolate Chip Cookie

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag chocolate chips (about 2 cups)

In the bowl of a mixer, beat together shortening and butter. Add in the sugars, beat until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the eggs and vanilla until incorporated fully. Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt, and mix in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes (13 was perfect in my oven).

These cookies were slightly more cake-y than other recipes, but I also overbaked them a little (kiddo wouldn’t stop eating after 13 minutes so I missed the timer). They were great just out of the oven…but then again, are there any cookies that suck straight from the oven? All in all, a great recipe to get me back into the swing of things!

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4 thoughts on “Back to Baking

  1. Yum!
    I did lot of baking when my daughter was quite little. It usually took hours to make one recipe! I would gradually prep the ingredients in between feedings and play time and then when I knew she was down for a longer nap, it wouldn’t take much time to pull everything together! It made me feel like a rock star to actually make something lol!

  2. The flip isn’t a really ergonomic carrier and isn’t great for developing hips and backs. I actually have a lot of information on ergonomically correct Babywearing on my blog and if you wanted information on some different carriers I’d love to help!

    Either way, any babywearing is better than no babywearing!

  3. And of course word press removed the link to my blog from my name (I’m a blogger user). It’s Amandaleaps.blogspot.com if you’re interested. All my babywearing posts have the tag, “wear all the babies”

  4. I want cookies now!! 🙂

    I’m surprised I haven’t set the kitchen on fire when I cook and bake since having G. And now that he’s active and wants our attention all the time, it’s easy to forget about what’s on or in the oven!

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