Satisfy those cravings with a perfect blend of salty & sweet cookies.
I saw what you did right there, you scrunched your nose at the thought of popcorn in your chocolate chip cookies, didn't you? But let me ask, have you ever enjoyed chocolate covered pretzels or salted caramel sauce drizzled on your chocolate cupcake? What about dipping your french fry into a milkshake, have you ever done that? I had a friend who use to eat olive and peanut butter sandwiches, the ultimate in mixing sweet & salty (ok, this one you can scrunch your nose at). So now that you've thought about it a little longer, doesn't buttery, salty popcorn inside a sweet chocolate cookie dough, sound like pure genius for your tastebuds? It's the perfect blend of salty and sweet!
As a recovering OCD mom, I've learned how to let go a little and enjoy having my kids help in the kitchen. Of course there are times when all 3 of them are arguing over who gets to add which ingredient, or who gets to stir. And every single time, there is a little extra flour or other cooking ingredient spread across the counter (or floor), but thats all a part of their learning experience, right ? I actually do still cringe a little on the inside when I see every single measuring tool or bowl being used, or when the mess seems to have reached the living room, but I have to say that my kids LOVE being in the kitchen and in the end, that is well worth it!
HAPPY 4th of JULY!
In celebration of Independence Day, Cayden and I made the most requested cookie in the house, RED VELVET cookies. However, we typically put melted chocolate on the bottom half and decorate it...