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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Are you going on any road trips this summer? We traveled to see my Dad and my Grandma in Newfoundland. It was so good to be with them! It’s a looong drive.  Sam is a real trooper with a great attitude about being in the car for extended periods. I thought it might be more difficult this year because as he has gotten older it seems he wants/needs to burn off energy instead of sitting still. But—we did it!


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The ipad is a real life saver, as long as you remember to load a few movies before the trip. Because he is more mature this summer, there were more book and game options Sam could do on his own, too. The other thing that helped was to have a few snacks ready. I had fruit and veggies cut up for munching, but sometimes something sweet keeps things sweet! Because they are easy hand-helds, cookies are the perfect traveling companions. Almost everyone likes chocolate chip cookies and I think these double chocolate chip cookies yield twice the satisfied results!



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  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  4. 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  5. 1 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup sugar
  7. 2 eggs, room temperature
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 teaspoon molasses, optional
  10. 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Place flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl, stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Whip the butter and sugars until light and airy. Slowly incorporate the eggs (one at a time), vanilla, and optional teaspoon of molasses.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet batter slowly, and then stir in your desired amount of chocolate chips.
  5. Portion out 1-2 tablespoon scoops of batter onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  6. After removing from oven, allow the cookies to set for one minute before placing them on a baking sheet to finish cooling.
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.