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After our ten day fabulous holiday my dear daughter decided to be rude and disrespectful to one of her parents, and was therefore, grounded with a three day ban on TV and iPad. The grounding is more of a punsihment for the parents than the child as you have to make sure you spend a lot of time with the child so she / he knows that its the behaviour that was punished and not an attack on her / his person.
So when we decided to relax her grounding and end the ban sooner she was told about it and was super excited to get to watch her TV and play on her iPad again. After sometime, she came and informed me that she wanted to make cookies so I gave her a choice and said to choose if she wanted to watch TV or to make cookies and she could only choose one of the options after several back and forth flip flopping decision changes the final decision made was she would rather make cookies than watch TV or play with her iPad.
I Feel so so proud at the decision making ability of my child, and I in no way tried to influence her decsion.
So Sunday morning bright and early, 7:00am she walks into my room and demands that I keep my promise to make cookies. Chocolate chip cookies, and she was all set to help, all dressed up and washed up clean face and hands and teeth brushed. I on the other hand was still struggling to get out of bed and even get myself to look awake was such a task, Sarrah skipped to the kitchen dragging me to behind her.
So here is a Sunday morning CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE for you :
1/2 cup Maida
1 tablespoon Almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
30gms unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
chocolate chips or chopped chocolates of your choice (as much as you want)
Preheat oven at 375F or gas mark 5.
Cream the butter with the sugar and eggs, in a bowl.
Sift and Mix all the dry ingredients except the choclate chips.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to form the batter.
Add the chocolate chips and fold them into the batter mix.
Dollop scoops of the choclate chip batter on the greased baking sheet, keep enough space between the dollops.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15mins. Remove and let it cool.
Best eaten with a cup of cold white milk.