Why not celebrate chocolate? Typically, it’s a Valentine’s thing, but let’s face it, this year has thrown us a LOT of curveballs. An August celebration of creamy, delicious, delectable chocolate is in order and well deserved.
Chocolate was first used as a fermented drink around 400 BC. The Aztecs believed the cacao seeds were a gift from the god of wisdom, Quetzalcoatl. The seeds were thought to be so valuable they were even used as currency. While the history is interesting, here are some ways you can ENJOY chocolate:
A childhood favorite and staple is Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoyed with a glass of milk, it seems they can make any little problem fade away. Just the smell can bring you a sense of comfort.
I am sharing this delicious recipe today. Perhaps you can bake a few cookies and revisit your memories around these delightful treats.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, bake time 10 minutes. Yield 2 dozen.
- 4 ounces butter, room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips (your choice of what type, I use semi-sweet)
Cream the butter until fluffy. Add the brown and white sugar, cream until blended. Mix in the egg and salt. Next, add all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Also known as, the yummy goodness!
Form into small balls, place on your baking sheet, leaving room for them to spread out and bake for 10 minutes. Serve with a glass of milk, for dipping, if desired.
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