Not (Quite) Mother’s Best “Homemade” Cookies

The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever (Truly)

One of my mom’s dearest friends, we’ll call her T, is well known within our community for being The Best Baker Ever.  Literally, every cookie, muffin, peanut butter bar that comes out of her kitchen is magical.  Suffice to say, when T delivered a warm plate of perfectly golden, fluffy, warm chocolate chip cookies, they didn’t last the night (ok, hour might be more accurate).  As we inhaled the cookies and raved about The Best Chocolate Chips Cookies Ever, I begged her for the recipe.  She protested, but finally caved, with the stipulation that her secret never be shared… Well, this secret is too good to keep under wraps, because it turns out her perfect chocolate chip cookies are a little less than homemade.  Let’s just feel good about the fact that I didn’t tell you who T really is and her reputation as a master baker is safe!

Fake and Bake: DSP style baking

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Study Abroad Lesson 4: Where DO I Fit?

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Just Like Muhammad Ali Said, “Greatest of All Time”

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Study Abroad Lesson 3: Friends and Amigos.

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Low Calorie Summer Cocktails: What’s the Deal with Agave?

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Just in Time for Father’s Day…. New Parenting STRATEGY Embraced

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Studying Abroad Lesson 2: Grade A Student Uses the “F Word”

Square Peg Kids guest contributor, Hannah, is a 17 year old High School student from Central Oregon. When she was nine, she told her mother she was going to live in Spain. Eight years later she’s finally there in Andalucia, and finding … Read more »

Studying Abroad Lesson 1: Fitting In Means Being Myself?

Square Peg Kids guest contributor, Hannah, is a 17 year old High School student from Central Oregon. When she was nine, she told her mother she was going to live in Spain. Eight years later she’s finally there in Andalucia, … Read more »