First Time Baking Cookies

Thought of the Day…There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles. ~Author Unknown

The Offspring’s good friend Sarah, whom I affectionately call My Sarah, came over for a visit not too long ago. I had promised her that whenever she came over next we would make cookies. My Sarah said that she doesn’t do much baking, so I decided it was a good opportunity for the girls to make them on their own… I was nearby in case they ran into problems.

I remembered that a few weeks ago, Nicole over at That’s Life wrote about making Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies. My Sarah loves oatmeal cookies and can’t, like me, can’t have chocolate, so I modified the recipe (sorry, Nicole) and they made it with white chocolate chips instead.

I explained to the girls that it is important to make sure they have all the ingredients as well as the correct amounts. I suggested they get prep bowls out and pre-measure everything. They did and then started following the recipe.

I forgot one thing… The Offspring hadn’t used my KitchenAid mixer. I forgot to explain turning it on slowly with dry ingredients and also to put on the pouring shield. Both of which are “second nature” (sort of) for me, but to the novice… not so much…


…As you can see, the dry mixture got everywhere, including The Offspring’s face.


My Sarah thought the powder looked like the Hawaiian Islands on The Offspring’s face.


At this point, I suggested putting the pouring shield and as she turned around…


… I got a smile from My Sarah!


I had the girls use my round Pampered Chef stone (as you suspect from the dark ring, yes, I use this for pizza).


You tell by the smiles they were having a lot of fun…


The cookies were soooo good!

…Just look at these proud smiles…


OK, now I’m hungry for cookies… too bad they’re all gone!