If they are hungry enough.....they will cook it!

Last Saturday evening around eight o'clock, Tyler was pacing around in the kitchen rummaging through the cabinets, (AND leaving every cabinet door open) searching for something sweet.  After coming up empty, he and his friend, Gage, decided to try their hand at making some chocolate chip Lcookies.  I tried to suggest a recipe, but Tyler went straight to the computer and looked up the Nestle TollHouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  Here is the link.  http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18476/Original-NESTL%C3%89-TOLL-HOUSE-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies/detail.aspx

He is totally a recipe follower, unlike his mom!  I did talk him into pre-sifting the flour, then sifting again all dry ingredients...since my grandmother said that was extremely important!  I should get a gold star for that, Memaw!  Anyway, the sifting and measuring began....
After getting all the dry ingredients together, they started working on the butter, sugar, and eggs. Tyler was in charge of mixing, and Gage was in charge of cracking the eggs.
Then it was time for the good stuff.  I raided my baking cabinet, and came up with a package of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, Reeses Peanut Butter Chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.  (I may have been out of milk and bread, but I had the good stuff covered!) It did take some convincing, but I finally talked them into adding the Reeses peanut butter baking chips...even though they weren't listed on the recipe!  However, they wouldn't add any butterscotch chips...or white chocolate chips...something about them not thinking it would go with the flavors....?  Where is the adventure here?!?!
It seemed like the next big challenge was getting all the cookies approximately the same size.  After much discussion between the two of them, they seemed to come to an agreement how best to do this. :)  Then a bit of caution came from me (and I was really trying to keep quiet!) about putting them too close together on the pan.  And after that was finished, the cookies went into the oven.  After they set the time, they headed off into the back of the house to play xbox.  I did stop them and remind them that it is hard to hear the timer from way back there! 
This made a lot of cookies!  Since the recipe said it made 5 dozen cookies, I was not in any hurry to take a picture of the final product.  The pictures are always better during daylight hours, anyway.  So the next day I was in the kitchen midafternoon, and saw Gage coming in and getting a cookie.  I was astonished to see there were only 2 left!  So....of course I grabbed them and ran to my bedroom to hide them before they could disappear.  I was getting my camera when I heard Tyler saying, "Gage...dude...did you eat the last of the cookies?"  Still hiding in the bedroom, I snapped a couple of pictures of the two lonely remaining cookies......  Then, of course, I ate them!  Yum!
    Momma Pharmcook and Jared
    Momma Pharmcook and Tyler

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    Hungry Teenager

    Having two hungry teenage boys in the house can really be a challenge. Food does not stay around for very long, and before you know it the snacks are gone and voices start to whine...  Join us as my teenage boys learn to fend for themselves, and eat the rewards!


    September 2011