A cookie a day keeps the sadness away

Chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular desserts around the world. There’s just something about the combination of warm, gooey cookie dough and melty chocolate chips that makes them impossible to resist.

However, did you know that making chocolate chip cookies can also teach valuable skills and concepts beyond just satisfying your sweet tooth? At home, baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies can be an excellent opportunity to exercise small skills such as calculating the time and temperature to cook or measuring out ingredients accurately. Not only that but resisting the temptation to eat freshly baked cookies poses a cognitive challenge as well. Studies have shown that self-control is a finite resource and requires replenishment.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of butter

How to make it

1- Preheat oven to 175°C

2- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth

3- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.