Baking with Aunt Mary

Maybe we should rename Aunt Mary the Baking Aunt, as the kids love to bake cookies with her. Mary was babysitting Josh, Ruthie, and Liddy Thursday while Christopher and Anna Marie were out with Daniel for a doctor’s appointment, so what did they decide to do? Yep. You guessed it. Bake cookies.

So what’s our favorite go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe? Actually, it’s now in the revised Managers of Their Homes book. Totally the best. But I’ll share it with you here in case you don’t have the book.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yields: 20-22 cookies

3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg (room temperature)
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°. Beat room temperature butter for 1 min. Then add brown sugar and cream with butter till light and fluffy. Then add milk, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl and then mix into butter-sugar mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 7-12 minutes until desired doneness. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes before removing to cooling racks. Enjoy!

“My meditation of him shall be sweet:
I will be glad in the LORD.”
Psalm 104:34

4 thoughts on “Baking with Aunt Mary”

  1. Those children’s precious eyes! How beautiful. So considerate of Mary to invest in her nephew and nieces and do something memorable with them. I can’t wait to try the cookie recipe! Thank you for your encouraging blog posts!

  2. So much fun for Aunt Mary and the children!!!!

    I love baking/cooking with my littles.

    Blessings, Mari

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