Cabin Fever Cookies

I’m BORED!!!! Yet again the bored monster strikes. It’s been a rough week as the whole house has been hit by the flu and the last snowstorm has kept us basically home bound. My daughter had enough of puzzles, legos and coloring. She even had enough of television. All she wanted to do was go somewhere which wasn’t an option since non of us were 100%. We finally compromised on making cookies. I always keep around the ingredients for chocolate cookies in the pantry just in case.

I let her do everything by herself, except for the actual oven part. This finally appeased her. My go to chocolate chip cookie recipe is Tollhouse’s. I’ve tried so many, but Tollhouse’s is always the crowd favorite. Straightforward and simple. I had to tweak it a smidgen because I did not want to have to break out the mixer and then have to wash it. I melted the butter completely and had my daughter just mix all the ingredients together. There was no creaming of any butter and sugar, and no chilling of the dough.

The cookies baked at 375 degrees for 9 minutes only. My husband always complains I over bake and makes me take out anything I bake much sooner. The extra gooey the cookie or brownie the better. The cookies turned out great. Wonderful texture with nice flavor. From now on if I’m ever in a rush to make cookies I think I’ll just make it this way with melted butter – all I had to wash was 1 bowl and 1 mixing spoon. Plus, it’s super kid-friendly. The cookies were a nice respite from the cabin fever blues even if just for a minute.

Ingredients: Adapted from Tollhouse cookie recipe

2 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp. vanilla

2 sticks butter completely melted

1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies

Steps:

1.) Preheat oven 375 degrees

2.) Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl

3.) Mix vigorously until all ingredients combine

4.) Scoop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet

5.) Bake 9 minutes

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk and hopefully with some relief from the bored monster.

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Just out of the oven chocolate chip  cookies can lift all spirits instantly.

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