During these fall months we always have a jug of Apple cider in the fridge. But why is it no one drinks the last bit in the jug? It must be curst or maybe as my 11 year old says "no one drinks it because has cooties". Well what ever it is don't let it go to waste you can still use it up--in baking.
This week I decided to test a few recipes using the last bit (cooties ha!).
Today was the first day of school for my kids. I's always bitter sweet this time of year for me. Sort of sad to see the summer ending but on the other hand it's nice to look forward to the change of season.
Im not sure what's harder to believe that fact that my babies are getting older or me getting older (sniff).
I decided to post some of my kids favorite after school treats this week. Warning... they may not all be as healthy as you might like or think they should be but trust me my children do eat well balanced during the day. I think a little sweet in moderation is ok.
Today I made a simple batch of Toll House chocolate chip cookies. I use this recipe most often because for 1. it's quick and easy 2. it's consistent 3. they are always tasty. And the fact that these are the most requested cookie from my family. My middle daughter tells me that they are here all time favorite.
Pre heat oven to 375 F
Toll House Recipe
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup butter (unsalted)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 brown sugar (I like light brown)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time. Combine flour salt and baking soda in a separate small bowl and give a good whisk just to combine. Slowly add flour mixture to the sugar mixture until all is well combined. Drop by the round spoonful on an un greased cookie sheet. I like to use a sheet of parchment paper just in case.
Bake for 9-11 minutes.
Nothing smells like home than a batch of baking chocolate chip cookies!
This recipe comes from Lindsay Ann over at The Dollhouse Bake Shoppe. http://blog.dollhousebakeshoppe.com If you haven't checked out her site please do. She is simply fabulous.
oops I forgot in the picture to add Vanilla
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons of light corn syrup. If you like your syrup thinner you can omit this all together.
3/4 unsweetend cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
Place all ingredients except the vanilla-into to a medium size saucepan. Stir well so everything is well incorporated. Bring to a low boil while stirring occasionally. Allow to boil approximately 3-5 minutes. Make sure all the sugar is dissolved.
Once it becomes to the thickness you like remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Once cooled add vanilla and stir.
I placed mine in a mason jar but you could put it into any container with a lid and refrigerate.
Well I havent been so good about keeping up with my 30 day challenge. Actually I've taking pictures it's just finding the time at the end of day to post. So excuse the random shots but Im putting them all on at once.
Oh Holly Bolly- She's a pretty pup. Just love her. Day 5
Not much flowering in our garden this year it's been so darn rainy.
The lonely swing set. My kids are getting too old to play with her. She sits in the back yard getting moldy and mossy. "Sniffle" Day 7
This is one of favorite. My son decided to do an experiment with a white flower and food food
coloring. So pretty with the blue tips.