Tonight when I was putting my daughter to bed, she told me she “loved me better than chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip muffins, and anything with chocolate chips.” It was super sweet, but I also knew how fitting it was since I was planning this post for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.
May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, though some will say it is National Chocolate Chip Day. Either way, it’s a delicious day to celebrate! Do you bake with your kids? Mine love getting into the kitchen. I don’t do it as often as I probably should, but sometimes I like to get things finished and, well, you know, with kids baking takes twice as long and you’ve got double the mess to clean up. The memories and fun are usually worth it though. Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? What other things do you make that you add chocolate chips to? Once in a while we make chocolate chip pancakes or muffins, and I have a closet addiction to strawberry smoothies with chocolate chips mixed in.
We have a busy Friday so we won’t be doing any baking, but I found this blog with an awesome series on chocolate chip cookies. She talks about how to make your favorite cookie by using different pans, flours, sugars, etc. Check it out here: http://www.handletheheat.com/ultimate-guide-chocolate-chip-cookies-part-4/
We will however end the day with my favorite smoothie. I usually make it without chocolate chips for the kids, but once in a while I add them when they have been extra good. Tomorrow they’ll get the chocolate chips.
I couldn’t find much on the origin of Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, but here are some fun questions for conversation for you to jump-start your chats with the kids.
Questions for Conversation
What meal would you add chocolate chips to and why?
Do you know the difference between semi-sweet, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate chips?
Do you prefer mini chocolate chips or standard size chocolate chips?
What came first – the chocolate chip or the Hershey’s Kiss?
Baking With Kids
What’s your favorite chocolate chip recipe?