Do you have any foods that remind you of your childhood? For me, much of my childhood was filled with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (I know, what a healthy balance 😉 ) Now you know how I feel about Kraft’s “Cheese” but some of my childhood foods still hit the spot!
Growing up, I loved making cookies with my mom (well, I still do) and our go-to recipe was the Nestle Toll House cookie recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I remember feeling so proud when I could remember the whole recipe without having to look! So as I stood in the kitchen with my mom, trying to decide what to make, I thought, why not classic chocolate chip cookies? However, we didn’t have any white sugar, so I did make a few substitutions here and there. Here is what it ended up being:
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 3 dozen)
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp milk (or soymilk)
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup oatmeal (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Soften your butter and combine it with the brown sugar, vanilla, and milk. You might need to use a hand mixer to get it nice and blended. Then beat in your egg until it’s smooth. Next, combine your flour, salt and baking soda and slowly sift it in.
At this point, I wanted to make some variations. So one third of the dough I dropped into the oven as-is, one third I stirred in walnuts, and one third I added in oatmeal. All three versions came out delicious but I think the oatmeal ones were my personal favorite!
What foods remind you of your childhood?