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Relaxation Activities: Cooking
Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

While baking chocolate chip cookies may not be at the top of your list of relaxation activities, you should consider putting it up there.

It allows you to spend some time in the kitchen with your kids and making cooking is fun!

Kids of all ages (yes, that means you too;)...) appreciate this type of comfort food.

It's time for some child relaxation, so get cooking!

Tasty Chocolate Chip Cookies

You will need: oven, preheated at 190C (350F)
large bowl
electric mixer
measuring cup
measuring spoons
baking sheet
Ingredients: Butter, softened250 ml(1 cup)
Brown sugar, packed175 ml(3/4 up)
Sugar 175 ml(3/4 cup)
Vanilla5 ml(1 tsp)
Eggs, beaten2
All-purpose flour550 ml(2 1/4 cups)
Baking soda5 ml (1 tsp)
Salt5 ml(1 tsp)
Nuts (optional)250 ml(1 cup)
Chocolate chips, semi-sweet340 g(12 oz)
Instructions: 1. In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar and sugar with an electric mixer until it becomes creamy.
2. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla and mix well.
3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, nuts and chocolate chips. Mix well.
4. Using a spoon, drop about 15 ml (1 tbsp) of dough onto a baking sheet. Make sure to leave about 5 cm (2 inches) between the drops of dough.
5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies should be golden brown.

Make sure to let them cool off a little before eating them!!!

This recipe makes about 60 cookies that contain 110 calories, 6 g fat and 13 g of carbohydrates PER COOKIE.

Cooking is only one option. Don't forget to try other relaxation activities.

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