Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Little Love with Chip and Cookie

If you know me, even a little, you know that I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. I think I must have passed this trait on to my children. Probably because the entire time I was pregnant I thought it was my green light to eat as many chocolate chip cookies as I wanted. So when the boys were born chocolate was already a part of their blood stream.

Before we left for Hawaii I learned that Wally Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies originated in the town of Kailua, about 15 minutes from the house we were renting. Of course I assumed that it was destiny and made plans to visit their shop.

The boys and I were not disappointed and along with our bag of chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, we also purchase a Chip and Cookie book.

This week in preparation for an upcoming Valentine's celebration we are hosting with a group of homeschooling friends, we decided to prepare the recipe in the back of our book, the key ingredient being LOVE.

The boys and I mixed and stirred. We licked the spoons and nibbled the chips. And when it came time to add the main ingredient LOVE 4 year old chanted LOVE LOVE LOVE over the bowl while I hugged it. Yes, we are a little silly.

We patted the dough into a cookie sheet and baked it for 18 minutes.

And then, just like in the story, we had heart shaped cookies-full of LOVE.

Above is our wonderful book. I don't know if you can find it outside of the Chip and Cookie stores
but if you can, it's adorable and well worth the read. Even my 2 year old sat through the entire story and LOVED the vibrant pictures.


Kristen said...

Those cookies are adorable. Is the recipe from the book, did you say? I've heard of other people always putting "love" into their cookies, and I think it's wonderful!

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

YAY!!! Can't wait to taste "the love" on Thursday!! :)

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Jen said...

Yummy - and what a cute idea to add Love!


Rachel said...

those look yummy! I want your crumbs!