On Sunday, the kids had a blast makin’ cookies with Aunt Danna.  My sister-in-law is much braver than I am.  My idea of makin’ cookies is opening up a package of premade cookie dough and putting them in the oven.  Aunt Danna came over with all the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch.  The kids had a blast and the cookies were delicious.  You’ve set the bar high, Aunt Danna.  You’ve set the bar high.



Getting everything ready to go.


Stir, stir, stir.


Almost done!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings 2 dozen
Chef Julia - www.minivandreams.com


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Blend in the flour, baking soda and salt, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The finished product.  They were so proud of themselves.

(Note the chocolate on their faces.)

After Aunt Danna left, Mo and Bo were sitting next to me on the couch.  Bo said, “Can Aunt Danna come over tomorrow to make cookies?”

They must have had fun.

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