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Choco Cocoa Cookies

Here are Aimee’s Choco Cocoa Cookies!!

They are really tasty and made by a girl who usually does not like to cook :)

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup butter room temperature

1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs room temperature

2  1/2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 bag chocolate chips

1/2 cup of cocoa powder

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Mix the sugars and the butter for about 3 or 4 minutes, till they are well mixed and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and continue to mix.

In another bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder.

Add this to the mixture slowly, one 1/2 cup at a time.

Soon you will have a nice dough.

Add in the bag of chocolate chips right at the end. Then in rounded spoonfuls place them on your cookie pan about 2 inches apart.

Bake them for 12 minutes.

Take them out and let them cool for 3 or 4 minutes before you remove them from the cookie pan. I like to cool them on an old cereal box opened up. Sucks up the oil pretty good.

You should get almost 2 dozen cookies with this recipe.

Email I just got…

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*If any other of our presidents had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have ever approved. *

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Makes you think….

Jammy Bars

Here is one of our family favorites, Jammy Bars!!

Oh my gosh these are so darn good you will make them all the time!!

Jammy Bars:

Ingredients
2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
1 box of crushed graham crackers
1 cup of brown sugar
8 oz of your favorite jam/ jelly (we use our homemade strawberry usually)

First pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.

Then grease your pan which should be a 9 x 13 baking pan or something equivalent.

Now comes the fun part. Put your butter, graham crackers and brown sugar in a bowl and combine till it is fully combined.

It will look a bit like dough, messy dough, that means its right.

Take 2/3 of the dough and flatten it into the bottom of the baking pan. It does not have to be perfect but cover as much as you can of the bottom.

Now open up your jam or jelly and pour it over the dough. Use a spoon to spread it over the dough, kind of like  you are icing the dough.

Then take the last of the dough and crumble it over the top of the jam.

Cover as much as you can but leave some of the jam sticking out sporadically.

Place in the oven for 30 minutes. Your house is going to smell soooooo good!!

Take it out now and let it cool. I like to let it cool for a couple of hours and make the family just drool in anticipation.

Homeschool

We had our Science experiment arrive in the mail the other day.

Frozen Frog for dissection.

We have been learning all about the animals this year and it was time to see the insides.

Becca was not thrilled.

Michael Jr had done this before but now it was Becca’s turn. He was quite the gentleman and stepped up saying he would do it for her.

So lucky girl that she is she got to do the drawing and her brother did all the taking apart.

I don’t think either one of them minded.

You can get the whole set here online for under $20. I got mine at www.hometrainingtools.com.  It is a great deal except for the foam tray is really flimsy. I think next time I will get some foam board at the craft store to do the dissections on.

Kids learned, so great day of homeschooling!