Cookies are usually the first baking for children to help with. They do well stirred with a big wooden spoon, taste great raw, and take just a few minutes to bake, with instant results. They are also an easy fix for a well-earned hunger, or a comfort with a book and a cup of tea.
I can still remember making cookies as a young girl, usually with my sister. We had a pamphlet cookbook that had lots of recipes in it, but the most used was the one for Chocolate Chip Jumbles. Having found the original book of recipes recently, it didn’t surprise me that the only page missing, besides the covers, was the page that had that recipe on it! Probably years of wear and tear had it loose and lose-able!
This version of chocolate chip cookies (the one I’ve made most often for the past several years) makes large cookies with tender centers, an essential to good chocolate chip cookies. Continue reading