Cooking with your kids is fun. Baking is funner. Why? Because it’s all the fun of cooking without the stress of hot pans, flame and sharp blades near or in the hands of your children. FYI, burns and open wounds can seriously blunt the enjoyment of good family times and the satisfaction of a teaching experience.
You’re probably wondering: why chocolate-chipless chocolate chip cookies? Why call them that? Why not just make sugar cookies? Stop asking so many questions! No one likes a smart ass.
We only asked one question. It all started with: what would chocolate chip cookies taste like if they had no chocolate chips? Max, Cody and I decided “regular” cookies were fine for other kitchens, but if we were going to make something together, it was time for an experiment! The fact that “chocolate-chipless chocolate chip cookies” was like a tongue twister we all just couldn’t seem to master just made the challenge all the more tempting.
Prep: 20 minutes – 1 hour
Cooking: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 megaton cookies or 8 bite-sizers
Pick out the chocolate chips with your fingers. You may need to use a utensil such as a dinner knife or a spoon to help extract them because your manipulations will warm up the dough and make it extremely sticky.
Form the now-chipless dough into swans or fairies or just a bunch of shapeless blobs, it doesn’t matter. It’s all gonna get turned shapeless blobs anyways!
Bake at 375° for 10 minutes, until golden brown or once you start gnawing on someone’s shoulder in anticipation.
Let sit for as long as you can stand it and then commence the cookie Armageddon.
1 tablespoon baking soda or something.
Something about salt…
Blah blah blah.
Oh, just get some pre-packaged cookie dough already. If you’re doing this with kids, you’re going to lose your mind making cookies from scratch (as in scratch your eyeballs out), or you’re going wind up eating nasty pucks that taste like a bottle of Elmer’s Glue-All got into a blender with a box of breakfast cereal.
If you’re a purist and feel like you can take the heat with the kids in the kitchen, then you probably already know what to put in these things.
Some Women May Be Wondering:
What about the chocolate chips? Maybe you can build a candle out of the remaining chocolate chips. We didn’t try that, and it probably won’t succeed in providing any light, but it’s sure to make your house smell like the Pillsbury Doughboy suicide-bombed Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Which is a good smell, by the way. Very good.
Okay. So it took 20 minutes to separate the chips and Max said it was like dissecting poop. But a good Science experiment doesn’t deserve capitalization unless it’s hard to do. It was all so worth it. Ambrosia is the food of the Gods and it just got it’s ass kicked! They may not have been made with chocolate chips, but they were made with FUN!
The boys and I were smug as we licked out lips. How many people can say they’ve tasted, not to mention baked, chocolate-chipless chocolate chip cookies? We can.