Who can resist freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies (or any kind of cookie, for that matter?) How do you like to eat your chocolate chip cookies . . . Warm? With a glass of cold milk? With a cup of coffee?

But guess what? You could enjoy those cookies even more if you share some of them with another person. Maybe a friend who is going through a rough time.

Consider also giving the person frozen cookies; for, as one mother said, “If you bring cookies frozen then I can have the delight of sending fresh goodies in my children’s lunch boxes or surprise them with a special after school snack.”

Invite your children to help in the cookie making project. Maybe they would like to decorate a box or a bag in which the cookies can be given to the friend. Also suggest that they design a Get Well Card or Thinking of You card to accompany the gift of cookies.

If the cookies are for a child, you might like to include the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Here is my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

1 C Oil
1 C Butter
1 C White Sugar
1 C   Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 Egg
1 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 C     Flour
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1-1 ½   C. Chocolate Chips
½   C. chopped nuts (optional)

Beat the first 8 ingredients 2 minutes. Add flour, cream of tartar and soda. Beat 2 minutes. Add chocolate chips and nuts (optional) Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet.

Recipe by: Pat Barrett

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