Rainy Days – bake cookies!

Growing up, it was common to see my parents spend a day in the kitchen baking, cooking and generally making a mess 🙂 It was always a fun thing to be a part of and it’s something that I still love to do. It’s especially fun on a rainy day. I find it comforting to have the house filled with the smells of fresh baked cookies, bread or whatever else I feel like conjuring up. It’s like a warm, delicious hug on an otherwise grey day. (Although we had another fabulous day!)

Today, we baked some chocolate chip cookies and apple pie. The first Sunday of the month is Mitchell family dinner. My siblings, our spouses and children usually end up at my parents house for a big feast. The pie is for that…and the cookies are just because they are yummy!

The best thing about this cookie recipe is that it makes a LOT of cookies. It freezes well, so if you only want to bake a dozen cookies at a time, you can. It will last in the fridge for about a week as well. Just give it some time to soften before trying to bake the cookies!

Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Chip Cookies (do not cut or double this recipe)

Mix until really creamy (almost liquidy!)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 pound soft butter
3 eggs

6 cups flour
3 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

Place well packed lumps of dough on cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 10-11 minutes. Cookies are done when only slightly brown on bottom and still light on top.

I’ve had so much fun this last week sharing rainy day ideas with you, I hope you’ve found some of them useful! I hope the rain holds off for a little bit longer, I’ve been enjoying this extended summer so much!

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