A long time ago, before Nestle Toll House cookie dough came in a slice and bake tube, my mom used to make homemade cookies. I still have strong memories of watching her do the hard part of putting the dough on the pan-carefully and precisely. While I don't make cookies much, I still want that to be an memory my kids have. Today, I invited them into the kitchen with me instead blowing through the recipe myself. We all know how the story goes-they don't do it quite right, they're so cute and excited, and we all feel warm and fuzzy all over.
We made John's favorite cookies, Quaker Oats vanishing oatmeal cookies. Instead of 1 cup of raisins, we use a whole bag of chocolate chips. Life is short-choose chocolate.