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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Poppyseed: Mommy, our holiday party is on Friday and I signed up to bring cookies.
FrumeSarah: No problem, sweetheart. (This was on Wednesday so I figured I had a bit of lead time) How many cookies do you need to bring?
Poppyseed: A million.
FS: A million? That’s an awful lot of cookies.
Poppyseed: Well, due to budget cuts, we have a very big class. So we need a lot of cookies. And could they be your famous chocolate-chip ones??

It turns out that there are only 30 kids in the class so that’s a bit more manageable. Poppyseed asked for my famous cookies in that hyperbolic fashion utilized by kids who want something from their parents. They aren’t famous. And it’s not even my recipe. It comes from an amazing site called Nosh with Me.

Here is the recipe:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 (3.4 oz) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended.
Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
Blend in the flour mixture.
Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

Makes six dozen cookies.

That should be enough, Poppyseed. Even with budget cuts.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 18 December 2009 9:00 am

    pudding mix, huh?

    sounds good….i’ll have to give ’em a try:-)

    i’m into brownies these days….

  2. Friday, 18 December 2009 9:43 am

    The motto of the teacher at the school holiday party?
    “Sugar ’em up and send them home!”

  3. Friday, 18 December 2009 1:39 pm

    Haha, love it!

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