Thursday, November 16, 2006

Another Cookie Recipe

I have produced a child whose sweet tooth, like my own, is so super it has its own cape.

Back when I was teaching, our school cafeteria ladies would make the best cookies! They were unlike anything I'd ever tasted, fudgy and studded with chocolate chips and dates. Whenever they would make them I would be so excited. One day I was able to wrangle the recipe from Karen, the HEAD cook, who took a lot of pleasure in making cookies that I had piled on my desk at the end of the day after a lot of lunchroom bribes.

The other day I made some of these cookies. They were sitting on the counter cooling and Julia REALLY wanted one, so badly that I watched as she began to stack things near the counter so she could climb up and access them. I believe her actual quote was, "I'm gonna stand on 100 things to get the cookies." She climbed. She hummed. It was hilarious. She was rewarded with HALF a cookie which caused her to run rabid like Phillip the hyper hypo. As I had just eaten a few myself, we ran amok crazily, together.

And now, the recipe:
1 cup butter
1/4 cups shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 quart flour (Yeah, I know, but remember, it started as a mammoth school recipe!)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup dates
1 cup chocolate chips
Bake at 325 for 12 minutes and ENJOY the heck out of them!

1 comment:

1Meg said...

There is a kid at my new school who IS Hyper Hypo!! No kidding. All that's missing is a helmet and a harness.