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Chocolate Cookies with Butterscotch Chips
It’s my job, as the official mom-in-the-house, to take care of all sorts of jobs and duties. Obvious things like- making dinner and doing laundry… unpleasant things like- cleaning toilets and doing laundry…. and then there are the tricky things like-finding obscure soccer fields at 7am, getting stubborn, unidentifiable stains out of laundry, and helping with homework.
Now…thanks to the GPS, and google maps, I can usually find the soccer field by the second try.
But the homework… that’s a problem. How much help do you give? How much of that essay do you write/edit? And the worst of all…. what if you just can’t figure it out?
Turns out, I can’t do third grade math. It’s very embarrassing. I mean, this is my fourth time through the third grade (me.. plus three kids), you’d THINK I could handle a simple math problem.
But I can’t
I can, however, take my anger in to the kitchen and create a new cookie.
Chocolate Cookies with Butterscotch Chips are not earth shattering or ground breaking, but they are sweet and soul satisfying. The recipe is straightforward, and I’ve included step-by-step photos as always.
Next week, I’ll take a math class that our elementary school is offering to teach parents math…. I’m taking along some cookies to bribe the teacher so I get a good grade.
This is the Problem That Stumped Me
Can You Figure Out the Answer?
“The fact families 2×3=6 and 2×10=20 both contain exactly three different digits. How many other fact families with dividends under 100 contain exactly three different digits? Name one multiplication fact in each of these families.”
Yes, this is third grade math.
No, it did not come with explanations or instructions.
Yes, I feel like a dork in front of my 9 year old.
Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Butterscotch Chips
Serves: 36 to 40 cookies (less if you have a child snitching dough balls off the cookie sheets)
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 1 hour
Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and sweet from butterscotch morsels… these are the perfect treat for whenever you need a pick-me-up.
- 1 cup Butter
- 1 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Cocoa
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 3/4 cup Flour
- 1 to 1 1/2 cup Butterscotch Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
get out a couple of cookie sheets
In the bowl of a stand mixer… combine the butter and brown sugar… beat for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add Egg and Vanilla… beat to combine.
In a bowl or big measuring cup, combine the cocoa, baking soda and flour…. slowly (unless it’s time to mop the floor anyway) add the dry stuff to the butter stuff. Beat to combine.
Scrape the sides… beat some more.
Now add the Butterscotch chips. Warning! Butterscotch chips are super sweet! My daughter loves them, so I add more… for myself I’d add less. Totally up to you.
Now, get out your small cookie scoop.( Don’t have one? Get one…. it’s totally worth it…) Yes, a spoon will work too. Scoop the dough out onto the cookie sheets. Give them a few inches of room. I usually get a dozen per sheet.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
Let them cool on the sheet for 2 to 3 minutes… then transfer the cookies with a spatula to a cooling rack.
Wait for it……
Mix Up Your Dough
Just Add the Ingredients In Order…Easy
Scoop the Cookie Blobs Onto the Cookie Sheet
Use a little thumb release scoop if you have one… otherwise, use a spoon
Let the Baked Cookies Rest on the Sheet for 2 to 3 Minutes
Pick them up too soon… and they will fall apart, land on the floor, make a mess, make you sad…
Transfer to a Rack
yes, if you like warm cookies, now is the time to dig in
yum…I feel better, how about you?
did anyone get it?
Did you figure out the answer?
Sigh.. it reminds me of Douglas Adam’s Hitch hiker series….”the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy”, “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”, and “Life, the Universe and Everything”.
Know it? seems that some philosophers wanted to understand Life the Universe and Everything, so they built a giant computer to give them the answer… it spit out 42.
So they had to build an even bigger computer… the Earth… to work out what the question was.
Looks like we need to build a big computer….