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Thursday, May 5

throwback Thursday...double chocolate chip cookies

May here is always busy...yardwork, planning for gardens, end-of-school ceremonies & concerts, and spring cleaning. 

This year we'll celebrate two graduations...my daughter will be getting her university diploma for dance/ballet Saturday. She's dancing with a ballet company while finishing up her Psychology degree and will graduate with that next spring. My son will be graduating from high school in 17 days, and just committed to a college where he'll major in Biochemistry.

More about all this later...but honestly, how did we go from 


to this?

Proud and excited as each of them chase their dreams! 

(and of course, a bit weepy...time flies, sniff, sniff)

Anyway...today's recipe came from my mother-in-law's recipe box and is another chocolaty one (do you see a pattern here?) I finished baking them just as my friend arrived with 9 glorious gallons of fresh, raw milk.

Just look at the cream floating on the top waiting for the best homemade butter and cheese...ahhh, what a treat!

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

1-1/4 c. butter, softened

2 c. sugar

2 eggs

2 t. vanilla extract

2 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

2 c. chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Gradually blend in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased* cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9* minutes. Cool slightly.

*While I didn't make any ingredient changes, I did put a parchment sheet on my baking sheet, and Mae needed a full 10 minutes for the cookies to bake, but then, each oven is a little different.

I don't think this is the best photo...but truly, if you have a chocolate craving, these are for you!


Prims By The Water said...

You had me at chocolate Mary! I NEVER turn down chocolate. Your children are good looking! My grandson graduated high school this year. Concgrats to them both! Janice

Billie Jo said...

Congratulations to both of your children! Cute littles who have grown up in the blink of an eye! And those cookies!!! Thank you! Supposed to rain tomorrow. Think I will whip up a batch! Have a cozy evening, my friend.

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Awww thanks Janice - I can't believe how fast the years have passed. And I'm right there with you and chocolate...oh my, made a chocolate cheesecake for Easter, I'm sure each slice had a day's worth of calories in it, but I enjoyed every bite!

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Billie Jo, thanks for the congrats...you get it! They're a good rainy day treat...love how you fill your home with traditions and are making sweet memories.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Well done and congratulations to your daughter and son!
Children seem to grow up so fast. I often wonder where all the years have gone :)

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Thanks Margaret...time does sure fly. And thanks for the winter weather update, always fun to learn something new!

Jules said...

Congratulations to both! How the years fly by.
I will definitely be trying this cookie recipe. Thank you for sharing. X

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Jules, thanks so much...oh yes, they do fly! Hope you like the cookies...anything chocolate is a winner for me! Mary

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Congratulations on both of your children and oh my, they grew up to be so lovely and handsome! The cookie recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Awww, thank you so much...these last few days of school are emotional. And yes, if you like chocolate, they're sooo good with a big class of cold milk! Mary

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