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Baking Cookies & Building Relationships

Baking Cookies & Building Relationships

Have you ever thought about how many things go into making cookies? Take chocolate chip cookies, for example: Flour, baking soda, butter, 2 types of sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and chocolate chips. So many ingredients go into making one perfect treat — and without one, the entire recipe falls apart. 

Like a cookie, families need the perfect mix too. Each person is important to the process and takes their own part in the family recipe. 

So, what better way to share the lesson of family importance then by baking cookies together? 

Gather everyone in the kitchen and let them decide which ingredients they want to be (chocolate chips will probably be most popular, so be prepared to touch on the importance of sharing). Allow each family member to be in charge of their own ingredients and steps of the recipe, promoting teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Placing responsibility on individual members and keeping them involved in the process stresses their personal value and importance in the overall outcome.

Here’s what you will need: 

1 cup salted butter (softened)

1 cup white (granulated) sugar

1 cup light brown sugar (packed)

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 cups chocolate chip

How to make it: 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the butter, vanilla extract, and eggs, and mix well. 

Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Place 2-tbsp sized scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  

Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Enjoy freshly baked, delicious chocolate chip cookies, and celebrate a job well done with the entire family!

Kamali'i Foster Family Agency
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