Alex just knows when I’m heading to the kitchen to make something.
He’s my little helper.
We made the best chocolate chip cookies ever on this rainy Friday.
He was so proud to hold the mixer by himself!
He likes to crack the eggs too. Seriously, I just stood back, directed, and got pictures.
Yes, that’s my thumb or finger. I scrambled so fast to grab this cute shot of his concentration with that scoop that I didn’t make sure I was outta the way. And no matter how I edited or cropped it, it looked weird, so there it is.
And kitties make everything better, no? Rubeus loves being in the midst of all our goings-on.
Alex wanted to put the pans in the oven all by himself. He managed super well and I was impressed!
We baked them on two racks for 4 minutes, then switched them for another 5 minutes. Perfect!
We didn’t wait for them to cool long!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups AP flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher or sea salt
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Mix sugars, oil, and butter.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients. You can whisk all that in a separate bowl first, but I just pour it right in.
- Use a little scoop or spoons to place balls of dough on cookie sheets. I like parchment paper or silicone mats to keep cookies from sticking.
- Bake about 8-12 minutes. I like them prettier and crunchier.
Hi! Just stopping by to say hi from We Made That Linky Party. I just liked your Facebook page. You’ve inspired me to make chocolate chip cookies with my little one this week. It’s his favorite treat!
Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama says
Well, of course, you know with a teaser like “Best Chocolate Chip Cookies,” I hopped right over from #MommyMoments! These look delicious…and what an adorable helper you have! I also like to use a combination of butter and oil and of white and brown sugar in my chocolate-chip cookies. In fact, now I really want to bake up a batch! Thanks for sharing this “best” recipe! :)
Joanne Viola says
This post brought a smile to my face as I made two batches of choc. chip cookies last week as the first batch went so quickly :)
They look great and it sounds like you had lots of fun too! Visiting from God-Sized Dreams.
These look delicious!! and your pictures are adorable ! <3
Debbie Kitterman says
What a cute helper you’ve got there! I’ll have to have my daughter make this recipe, she loves to bake! We’ve never tried cookies with olive oil before! Thanks for sharing, I’m visiting you today from #SoulSurvival Linkup!
Becky Hastings says
This looks good! I’ll just have to suffer through and try it!
How do you like the Silpatt mats? Do they make a difference?
I could not live without my Silpats!
Stacey Thureen says
What fun! I love the pictures and these cookies look great! Thanks for sharing!
Oh these look lovely! My little boy loves helping in the kitchen too. Lovely thing to do during the summer holidays. #TwinklyTuesday
Lisa notes says
I’ve not thought of using cinnamon in my chocolate chip cookies but it sounds delicious. And these do look wonderful! :) I think I’ll go eat a cookie now.
Carrie Ford-Coates says
Just started using silpat mats and wonder why I didn’t use them sooner! They look delicious!
Robin Revis Pyke says
What an adorable chef! He makes this look so easy, I think I’ll give the recipe a try. Thank you for sharing!
Donna Reidland says
Oh, my! This isn’t helping my craving for something sweet and sticky right now! LOL These look delicious!
Awe, sweet pics of little helper Alex. :) And, Yummy! :) Thanks for sharing. :)
What a cutie! And my mouth is watering… #ChasingCommunity
Sam - StressyMama says
Oooh these cookies sound delicious. I’ll have to try out the recipe ? #TwinklyTuesday
Miz Helen says
Your Kitchen Helper is just adorable and the cookies look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats says
Yum! I love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe and it’s so awesome your kid made these!! :)
kelly edwards says
They look lovely! I also love the picture with the cat that looks very comfortable. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog x
April J Harris says
Jennifer, I love this post! It’s what Hearth and Soul is all about! The photographs of your little helper (and his friend Rubeus) are priceless. Your recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies sounds wonderful too. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page and all around. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week. Have a lovely week ahead.
Thank you! Rubeus still likes to be underfoot in the kitchen. My son is 7 now and doesn’t even need supervision to make his favorite cookies!