Today I have been baking with the Little Princess. Originally, we were planning a trip to the Natural History Museum to "see if she is still scared of the T-Rex", but four year old argumentativeness meant that we ended up postponing that until another day. Instead, we have been having a chill-out day - craft activities, games and, perhaps inevitably, baking.
I'm not a natural cookie baker. I'm pretty good at cakes, brownies and whoopie pies, but it's usually 50/50 whether my cookies come out ok. Due to this, we normally avoid baking cookies, but the Little Princess was insistent that she wanted to bake chocolate chip cookies and I was fairly keen to avoid another argument. So, cookies it was...
We measured, sieved, mixed, rolled and cut into heart shapes. And then, with the cookies safely in the oven, we indulged in my favourite bit of cookie-baking, consumption of the leftover cookie dough. The cookie dough was delicious but, the big question was, would the cookies taste as good.
The answer was yes. These are very good cookies - seriously chocolatey, indulgent, slightly soft in the middle - in fact, they even beat the cookie dough itself in the taste test. Definitely a recipe to make again in the future.