I look forward to Mother’s Day every year because it’s always fun to see what my boys have made me in class. These days, A’s presents are always a surprise because he makes them in his classes. But T is still too young to go to school. His classes are Mommy & Me classes. So the Mother’s Day presents or cards he makes are really cards that I make. Since I’m the one cutting, drawing and gluing while T plays, I pick whichever poem, colors or designs I like. Then I sign his name, date it and give it to Hubs to give to me on the big day. That way years later when my memory starts to fade, I’ll be able to remember what “T” made me.
This year was no different. And when I discovered one of the poem choices was a cookie recipe, I knew that was the one “T” was going to glue inside his card. I didn’t take a close look at the recipe, I just knew that as a mother who loves to cook, that was the one I wanted. It was only as I glued the recipe inside the card that I actually read it. This wasn’t your average cookie recipe. Then again, Mommy’s Cookies are never going to be average.
While the ingredients definitely make this a super yummy cookie choice, it’s actually the directions that make it “Mommy’s Cookies”. No, I’m not going to reveal the directions here. You’ll have to read the recipe below and make the cookies with your kiddies. I know at first glance the directions seem long and involved, but trust me they’re not. And please make sure you read each and every step. If you do, I guarantee a fun way to spend Mother’s Day that will bring quite a few giggles during the baking process.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
- Tie daughter’s shoes.
- Mix sugar into the butter.
- Answer the phone.
- Get out two eggs while fixing a bottle of juice.
- Add the eggs one a time to the butter and sugar.
- Change the baby’s diaper, put your son on the counter to watch and give him some Cheerios to snack on. Wash your hands.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
- Answer the door.
- Mix together the egg mixture with the flour mixture.
- Measure out the oatmeal.
- Clean up the broken egg that fell on the floor. Find the recipe and tape it back together. Take son off the counter and give him some crayons and paper.
- Measure out the chocolate chips and the coconut.
- Take a minute or two to find your son by following the trail of crushed Cheerios. Set him in the pack & play with his favorite toys.
- Fold the oatmeal, chocolate chips and coconut into the dough. Chill the dough for 10-15 minutes.
- Clean the counters and the floor.
- Take the crayons out of the baby’s mouth. Tape the crayon drawing to the fridge. Wash your hands.
- Drop cookies by the spoonful on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you set the timer!
- Smile and pour the milk. Serve the cookies.
- Go take a nap with the kids and never forget how important all those “extra ingredients” were to make these very special cookies.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there.