This is the final recipe in the FREEZER MEAL Marathon. I am sure there will be several batches of these going into the freezer before we start back to school in September. On those homeschooling days when it is taking longer then I want it to my freezer is my best friend, it has saved my sanity many times!
A little side story about our summer has to do with chocolate chip cookies. My oldest, Camden is 8 years old and has lots of energy. Sometimes mothering him requires more then I want to give. He is very aware of his surroundings, the calender and what we are doing ‘next’. Most times his ‘next thing’ and my ‘next thing’ are oceans apart. The reality of laundry, blackberries that need picked, and hungry mouths take priority over all the fun things on his agenda. I was praying over this one morning a couple of weeks ago and it was like the Lord showed me that today was the day to teach him how to bake cookies. So that afternoon we did it. The next morning was Saturday and I had errands to run. I was in and out all day and he asked me if he could bake cookies, I kinda muttered, “Sure, you are aware I won’t be here much to help?”. By his own initiative he took that same recipe and baked perfect cookies. The rest is history. He has been baking a lot of cookies this summer. God is such a creative God. I am so grateful for that prompting. It has helped keep him busy and it has helped me in the kitchen.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
3 cups butter, softened
3 cups brown sugar (sometimes I only add 2 cups of brown sugar and then just bump the flour to 1/2 cup more because I think this is too much sugar)
3 cups white sugar, I use sucanat sugar here instead of white
1 tbsp vanilla
9 cups all purpose flour
(do not pack the flour in the measuring cup, if you spoon it in vs scoop your cup full I think you will find you like your end product so much better )
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp hot water
6 cups chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
Dissolve soda in water.
Add flour, salt and soda mixture. Mix well. Add chocolate chips.
Make cookie balls.
I freeze 12 cookie balls in quart sized freezer bags. It’s a perfect amount for us to enjoy a fresh chocolate chip cookie. Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.