Have you ever realized that you have to send a snack
into school for your child’s class, the morning it is due?
My little girl turned 10 over the weekend
(Happy Birthday Hannah Bear!)
and told her teacher that I would be sending in a snack.
And told mom this morning.
Then had a bit of a meltdown when I said – no way Jose.
Considering she spent her actual birthday at a baseball tournament for her brother,
I’d say she’s earned a snack for her class.
But – today??
We were seriously lacking fun baking ingredients this morning,
so I whipped together this Big Cookie recipe from one of the kids’ kindergarten days
using staples in the pantry.
(“Cookie” for the week the little tykes learned about the letter C, of course!)
Here it is – the quickest, easiest, allergy-friendly snack for your child’s class!
The Big Cookie
1/3 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1/2 C shortening
1/2 t vanilla
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 C (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips or M&Ms
Heat oven to 350. Line large cookie sheet or 12″ pizza pan with wax paper.
In large bowl combine brown sugar, white sugar and shortening; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place dough in center of cookie sheet.
With floured hands. flatten dough into 12″ circle.
Bake for 17-21 minutes until slightly firm when touched in center. Cool for 5 minutes.
Place cooling rack on top of cookie; invert and let cool completely.
Place large plate or or serving platter on cookie and invert again so that the right side is up.
Decorate as desired with writing gel or frosting (I could hear the school bus coming as I wrote Hannah’s initials on the Big Cookie – not even time for “Happy Birthday!” – but mission accomplished!)
Cut into wedges or squares.
(I cut the cookie into wedges and then added our *minimal* decoration
so it would be easier for the kids to grab a piece at school.)
There you have it from Mother of the Year
(or Mother of the Morning because come 3pm I’ll be back to
homework-chore-manner enforcing Mom!)