Getting your kids active in the kitchen not only teaches them new skills but it provides the opportunity to do something together. Most children are more likely to eat food that they have prepared themselves and food that they have had a hand in making. These easy chocolate chip tea cookies are quick and simple to bake and are also ideal for lunch box treats.
This recipe could easily be developed to suit your kids, maybe add in a few chopped cherries or similar. These Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies are ideal treats for little hands to help with as they are fail safe and require ingredients that you probably already have in your store cupboards. The Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies are ideal served in the afternoon with a cup of tea! Erin made these and we took them to visit Popa in his nursing home. She loves to take him a homemade treat or a picture that she has done for him.
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- ½ cup. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cup. all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cup. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar at high speed until fluffy. Add vanilla, mix well.
- Gradually beat in flour; use a spoon to stir in one cup of the mini chocolate chips.
- Form into 1” balls; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool.
- Put remaining ¼ c. mini-chocolate chips in a ziplock bag, microwave just until melted, about 30 seconds. Snip a small corner of the bag; drizzle chocolate over cooled cookies. Chill 5 minutes or until chocolate is set. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.