Recently Isabella wants to help with everything from mixing the eggs for breakfast to changing her baby brothers dirty diapers… just about the only thing I can’t get her to help with is cleaning up her big mess of toys in the living room. (Because why the heck would she want to do that, right?)
With Valentines Day approaching, I knew I was going to be baking cookies for our friends and neighbors and I decided that I would bring Isabella on as my assistant. She did such a great job helping me separate the ingredients and she only stole a handful of chocolate chips before it was time to mix them into the dough! 🙂
|My baking assistant hard at work!|
|Caught in the act!|
Shortly after we got the mixture put together it was time for a nap so she didn’t get to help in the actual baking process, but that was probably for the best as its not exactly the safest part of making cookies. She was pleasantly surprised when she woke up to find the cookies waiting for her on the cooling rack and was eager to test one out for herself!
I’m sure to all of you these look like any old regular chocolate chip cookies but I have to tell you, that this is seriously the best recipe for cookies that I’ve ever tried making. If you are on Pinterest you have probably even come across this recipe where its known at the $250 Neiman Marcus cookie recipe. I myself actually came across this recipe through a neighbor who was kind enough to make them for our family a few years back. Since this has become my go to recipe for any occasion that calls for homemade cookies.
You really have to try this recipe out for yourself!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
4 ounces milk chocolate, grated or finely chopped
1½ cups chopped walnuts