(Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal. SO yummy and my kids love them. And yes, that is banana bread in the background. I was on a roll today. Do you see the little "snake" cookies? Those are Carter's contribution.)
I used to hate making cookies, and to be honest, sometimes I still cringe at the thought.
Let me tell you. You see, growing up, I was the cookie maker in the family. Not by choice, either. My mother was always making me make cookies. And not just any kind of cookies, but the cookies SHE wanted, which happened to be the ones that I detested. Snickerdoodles, peanut butter, and occasionally I could make chocolate chip cookies-with semi sweet choc. chips. I still to this day cannot have snickerdoodles or peanut butter cookies, and when making chocolate chip cookies, they have to have milk chocolate chips. :) What can I say, it's one of the perks of being an adult.. . . I can choose what kind of chocolate chips to use. hahaha. I wasn't allowed to make any other kind of cookie, unless approved by her. I never got to make the roll out sugar cookies (with cookie cutters) because she didn't like them, if I ever made sugar cookies they were this gross, stiff, crunchy kind that weren't cut out, but rolled into balls.
I'm sure you're still wondering why this would scar me. What's the big deal? Sure I had to make some cookies I didn't like, but what's the big deal?? The big deal is she would make me QUADRUPLE the batch. REALLY (I have four older brothers). And I couldn't drop the cookies by the spoonful either, I had to roll out every. single. cookie ball. Imagine. You'd cringe too.
So here I am, years later, wanting to make some yummy cookies, with milk chocolate chips, where I only have to make one batch and it's not that much, and yet I still cringe. . . . .. but not for long. Because they are cookies I like and I don't have to spend HOURS (no exaggeration) in front of the oven to make them. Nope. Just two trays of cookies.
And when it comes to the point in my life when I have a big family and quadrupling the batch is necessary in order to give them all lots of cookies. . . .well, I'll make Megan do it.