Monday, September 26, 2011

Baking with Miss M

Yesterday I got the chance to have a helper - and it was adorable.  Miss M was so excited to bake cookies together, I was too.  I haven't had a helper - and it was tons of fun.  She got to pick out what cookie she wanted to make - I found out that she is a lover of chocolate.  This was going to be easy :) We ended up making our own creation by taking two cookies and making them into one.  We get going on the batter, Miss M helping out every step of the way.  We measure it all out, and slowly the batter starts to come together. Now comes the fun part, scooping it out (and tasting the batter). 

Miss M scooping away
After we scooped out our first sheet, she said something was missing - sprinkles.

Excellent addition if you ask me.  I love a festive cookie.  Into the oven they go to bake.  Then once they were all done, time to frost them......with more chocolate :)  What else right?!  Miss M wanted sprinkles in the frosting as well as on top of the cookie.  Excellent idea. 

I frosted, she put the sprinkles on
Now came the fun part, eating one! Well, we all had snacked on some that weren't frosted before.  But now it was time to eat them once they were all finished. 

very tasty cookie
We all loved them! Excellent job Miss M! Can't wait to bake with you again! :)

Miss M's Cookies
makes about 30 cookies

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tbsp butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpats.  In a large bowl, beat butter and both sugars with an electric mixer until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Add egg, milk and vanilla extract, mix until combined.  Add flour and baking soda, mix until combined.  Add in cooled chocolate and mix until batter is all one color.
  2. Scoop out 1 tsp of dough onto baking sheet and top each cookie with sprinkles.  Bake for 8 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.  Let cool on wire rack. Frost cookies when completely cooled.
  3. Frosting:  Melt chocolate and butter in microwave safe bowl, 30 seconds at a time.  Mix well until combined and then add sprinkles into the frosting.  Frost each cookie and then add sprinkles on top as well. 

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