Choc chip cookies! (3/11/11)
The sun is out, the rain is gone, the birds are singing, the escarpment is alive with a feeling of spring. Not that we really have spring here, it just feels that way to me.
When I am not at work, I get to hang out with my kids who are, let me just say, pretty great. At least some of the time they’re pretty great. So today was threading beads, playing outside in the sun, and baking choc chip cookies. Today is one of those days that it’s just nice to be a mummy.
Choc chips are a treasured commodity around here. My friend Anna has seriously considered bartering spare choc chips for other essentials – I reckon she could make a killing. So when we were sent choc chips – Cadbury choc chips, Nestle choc chips and GIANT choc chips from friends and family – I hid them away for when I absolutely couldn’t do without them any longer.
That was about a week and a half ago, and today I caved. So this morning we got to make choc chip cookies. Ooey gooey molten chocolately Nestle-Tollhouse-adjusted-for-altitude choc chips cookies. And the best part was, I thought the recipe called for 2 packs of choc chips so I halved the recipe – and when I got to the choc chip part, I realised I had misread and I only needed 1/2 a packet of choc chips, so I got to save half of them. Brilliant.
It is amazing what can make your day over here!