Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In the late of winter

In the late of winter, it's cold and it does snow,
In the late of winter, how the wind does blow,
But just beneath the earth, the seeds do start to glow,
For in the late of winter- they await the spring so they may grow.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sherenes chocolate chip cookies

My chocolate chip cookie recipe makes enough for a crowd with a few left over. Ninety some cookies have been counted to come out of the oven. Often we will half or quarter the recipe for a chocolate chip
Cookie emergency. I'm a firm believer in the ability of these little cookies to boost spirits, bring siblings together, make guests feel welcome- and, ahem, make friends. I know my daycare mamas and papas are never unhappy to see we have warm cookies at pick up. And now you have the recipe.

2 cups best butter you can find
1 cups brown sugar ( we use maple sugar)
1 cups granulated sugar
1T vanilla
4 eggs
1.5t baking powder
1t baking soda
Pinch of salt
4 cups flour ( we bake one cookie and if it spreads too much, add another 1/4 cup. Butter changes over the course of the year, and sometimes more flour is needed)
2-4 cups chocolate chips

I recommend using organic ingredients in their whole and most raw form. Chocolate chip cookies are simple, and yes, you'll probably want two or three no matter what they are made from. But, if you want these cookies to also carry a bit of magic and the ability to heal up a broken or bruised spirit- you need a wholesome base, real chocolate, and a little something to make them your own.